Norran Jno Hope

Norran Jno Hope

DNO can now confirm that two members of the Dominica National Football Team were killed in an accident in the Pond Casse area on Friday.

This is according to Education Minister, Petter Saint Jean, who was on the scene.

The two men have been identified as National Coach Kurt Hector and Norran Jno Hope.

Their mangled bodies were removed from the vehicle earlier.

The accident occurred when the vehicle in which they were travelling plunged into a huge opening in the section of the road between Pond Casse and Tarish Pit, caused by heavy rains.

It happened around 5:30 am, according to the police. The men were on their way to meet their team mates for a trip to St. Vincent  to compete in the Windward Island Football tournament.

Another member of the national football team, Joslyn Prince, who was traveling with Hector and Jno Hope, though injured, was able to climb out of the ravine-like opening and taken to the Princess Margaret Hospital where he was taken into surgery this morning, according to reports.

EDITOR’S NOTE: DNO would like to extend deepest condolences to all those affected by this tragedy.

Kurt Hector

Kurt Hector

The mangled vehicle

The mangled vehicle