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NWA cleaning drain connected to St Thomas schoolgirl's death

Published:Tuesday | May 31, 2016 | 5:43 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) says it’s still working to clear the drain which caused flooding of a roadway and the death of a St Thomas schoolgirl last week.

Communications and customer services manager at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, says the drain in Dalvey is among several being cleared in St Thomas following recent heavy rains.

PHOTO: Stephen Shaw

 

Communications and customer services manager at the NWA, Stephen Shaw

Brittany Cowell’s body was found last week Wednesday morning in Cheswick, Dalvey, a day after she was swept away by flood waters.

READ: Paul Bogle High student washed away in St Thomas flood found dead

The 13-year-old student of Paul Bogle High School and two other students from the school were walking on a roadway in the community on the evening of May 24, when they were washed away by the flood waters.

READ: Survivor recalls horrible events of 13-year-old's drowning - 'I saw Britannie washing away'

The two other girls were rescued.

The girls were left close to home by a bus, which was unable to make the full journey due to the flood waters.