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Five injured as tree falls on car in St Thomas protest

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 11:37 AMShanna Monteith

Five people have been rushed to hospital with injuries, after a tree fell on the vehicle in which they were travelling along the Arcadia main road in St Thomas.

It is reported that about 10:30 this morning, a gray Honda Civic was traveling in an westerly direction when the tree fell, crushing the front end of the vehicle and injuring all five occupants.

The tree was being cut down allegedly by residents to blocked the main thoroughfare as part of a protest over the poor state of the roads in the parish.

In other communities, residents have set fire to debris on main roads and the police have called ‎in reinforcement from the Mobile Reserve in a bid to restore order