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Mother, son and daring rescuer burnt to death in Kingston fire

Published:Wednesday | April 20, 2016 | 1:35 PM
Police and firemen go through rubble to recover the charred remains of a mother and her nine-year-old son as well as a man who lived at 80 Church Street in Kingston.

Edmond Campbell, Senior Staff Reporter

The charred remains of a mother and her nine-year-old son as well as a man who lived at 80 Church Street in Kingston were not yet removed from their home, which was destroyed by fire last night, when The Gleaner arrived at the premises.

The police and the Jamaica Fire Brigade are still investigating what led to the fire which also left scores of residents homeless.

Superintendent of Police Michael Scott of the Central Police told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre this morning that investigations are continuing into the fire which started close to 11 o’clock last night.

It was a mere one hour before Annmarie Green turned 48.

Her daughter Shantal Ellis had plans to celebrate this special day with her but this was not to be.

Close to 11 last night someone shouted fire and the scores of residents who lived at 80 Church Street in Kingston started to rush from the two-storey building as they tried to escape with their lives.

 

Shantal Ellis, duaghter of Ann Marie Green

Despite the valiant efforts of a man called Howard or Sojie who tried to save the lives of Annmarie and her nine-year-old son, Jordon Marsh, the two perished.

Reports are that after Howard rescued three other residents he attempted to help the mother and her child who were screaming for help.

However, while he was making his way into the fire to rescue the two the building reportedly collaped on him pinning him down.

Residents have hailed Howard as a hero for his selfless act of trying to save the lives of the residents and losing his life.