Remembering the Morne Prosper tragedy

Curious spectators looking over the cliff on the Morne Prosper road where the accident occurred. (New Chronicle, 24 May 1975)

Today over three decades ago Dominica suffered its worst road tragedy when a truck plunged over a precipice in Morne Prosper.

On 21 May 1975, an overloaded passenger truck departed from village with some 35 pilgrims aboard, bound for a Pentecostal “Christ is the Answer” crusade at Windsor Park in Roseau. Minutes later it got out of control on the hill before a sharp bend on the Morne Prosper road and shot over a precipice.

Twenty eight men, women and children were hurled to their deaths.

Throughout the night and the next day, police, firemen, Defence Force personnel and volunteers searched for victims among trees and branches on the cliff face. Bodies were loaded onto trucks and taken to the Red Cross Headquarters on Federation Drive, Goodwill, where they were laid out for identification and preparation for burial.

It must be remembered that in those days there were no funeral homes and burials had to take place within 24 hours of death, if not earlier. Prisoners worked feverishly all day to make enough coffins out of whatever wood was available.

The following afternoon on 22 May, two huge funerals were held in Roseau, one at the Roman Catholic Cathedral and the other at the Pentecostal Church.

The corner and memorial on the Morne Prosper road today. Photo by Lennox Honychurch PhD

Individual graves could not be dug in time so excavating machines dug out two long trenches, one in the public cemetery and the other in the Catholic cemetery, to lay the coffins and then covered them all together.

One of the survivors is often seen in Roseau today asking for assistance; he is tall, has one leg, wears locks and walks with crutches.

As many as nine members of the Deschamps family died on that night, including the truck driver, Lennox. The list of victims as published in the press at the time was as follows:

Magdalene Deschamps
Ivinia Deschamps
Paulina Deschamps
Everad Deschamps
Claudia Deschamps
Cynthia Deschamps
Lennox Deschamps
Isaline Deschamps
Orius Deschamps
Marvline Isles
Casimir Isles
Desmond Isles
Valda Isles
Lindy Isles
Gwendolyn Isles
Lambert Opha
Matilda Opha
Agatha Timothy
Mona Timothy
Reginald Timothy
Norwills Joseph
Utina Charles
Vernon Jno. Baptiste
Joania Maxime
Sonia Jean-Jacques
Steve Bruno
McLean John
Mary Joseph

The memorial
Bodies from the Morne Prosper tragedy laid out at Red Cross Headquarters, 22 May 1975. (From New Chronicle, 24 May 1975
Battered bodies from Morne Prosper accident at Red Cross Headquarters, 22 May 1975. (Photo from New Chronicle, 24 May 1975)

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110 Comments

  1. June 29, 2016

    my great grand mother lost 6 of her daughters in that accident and two of her sons now she only has three daughters alive today… God rest their souls..

  2. D
    May 23, 2014

    And to think my mother was all dressed up to board that truck…. RIP to all, especially the Timothy’s mentioned

  3. VALDA CHARLES STROSE
    August 24, 2012

    i was named after my aunt who lost her life that night,i lost quit a few family members including my granpa casimir isles may their souls continue to rest in peace

  4. emotional
    August 23, 2012

    oh lord, these people trying to make contact and find family is soo touching i could hardly breathe. i was not yet born.

  5. Ursuline
    June 29, 2012

    :( I was 14 years old and lived in Goodwill, Roseau. It was a very sad day. I went and peeped throught the window at the Red Cross and could not sleep for days after seeing so many bodies. Sleep on in christ. He will wake you up one day. Surviving families find peace in our Lord and Savoir Jesus Christ

  6. E. L. L. Douglas
    June 22, 2012

    I remember that day very well. I was 14 going to CHS. There was no other way or place to put the bodies. I was a very sad day for Dominica.

  7. Sandra Jarvis
    May 28, 2012

    My parents were Dominican, and I consider myself to be a fellow Dominican. My heart goes out to all the families for their loss. I am disappointed to hear that the road was never fixed – and perhaps DNO publishing the events of the tragedy may open the hearts of all Dominicans as to finding a way to sort this outstanding matter out.

    My grandmother Madeline Timothy (Goodwill) was married to a John Timothy and I noticed their is a Agatha, Mona and Reginald Timothy and I am wondering if they are my family – because if they are I would have been too young to understand the events and mourn the loss of them and all the others that were injured or passed as a result of the tragedy.

    Keep the love flowing always – Dominicans let us not to forget how hospitable, loving and helpful we are – let us reach out to each other especially at this difficult time.

    My love to you all

    SANDRA Xxxxx 0 11 44 (0) 203 620 7343

  8. e.timothy
    May 23, 2012

    i am nineteen years old and i never knew my grand dads father…. my mom was only 3 n she is still troubled by dat accident sigh ….. please rest in peace [dejean and da timothy ]

  9. Daryl Richardson
    May 23, 2012

    May their souls rest peacefully with their creator

  10. miss jolly
    May 23, 2012

    i am glad i saw the photo. as soon as i saw the photo i recognized my mother. jo-ann victor here is a number to call, one of your aunts 17672852787. i was 8 yrs old and my sister was 1 year and 4 months.no govt help to build the mounument it was the village council and villagers

  11. Claudette
    May 23, 2012

    I’m a surving child of one of the victims of the tragedy of the Morne Prosper accident, and I don’t think it’s appropriate to have the bodies so exposed, and even though I did not know my mom it still hurts to see them like this. Also besides my mom 5 of my aunts are lying there I don’t think this is honoring them.

  12. julie vidal
    May 23, 2012

    i recall the accident as a child, but could not remember the year, it was very sad.

    the two ophas mentioned, i once worked at castaways with their two sons, Egbert, and skeff. They gave me the details of the sad story. my heart reach out to them and their family.

  13. ROSEAU VALLEY
    May 23, 2012

    Thank you DNO for reminding the world of this tragic accident. I have vivid memories of that night. The small community on the mountain has rebounded well. After many years, it was under the UWP that a descent memorial was erected at the site. Perhaps because the then UWP Parl. Rep –Norris Charles lost his sister in this accident. Mr. Charles worked closely with the Morne Prosper village council, to erect the simple memorial. Sadly, due to the present condition of our main road and village roads –god forbid-another accident could occur at the same place as the present Parl. Rep has completely abandoned the people of Morne Prosper- until the next general elections are called. May th soul of all who perished in this horrible accident RIP.

  14. jo-ann victor
    May 22, 2012

    @ S.Laurent and Travaile please look me up on facebook

  15. May 22, 2012

    My God i will never forget that sad day ,i was 9 years old and up to today i still feel the same way i felt that that sad day.Alas,Alas RIP.

  16. Anonymous
    May 22, 2012

    i lost mother and father and grew up without knowing them.Now my children have no either what their grandparents look like. they just left us no pics to see.

  17. jo-ann victor
    May 22, 2012

    hi my name is jo-ann victor i am one of the victim’s daughter her name is Magdalene deschamps my sister is the one who told me about this site my mother died i was 8 months and i heard about this but as a child i never really pay attention and i always believed that my mom would come home one day i never really knew the exact date of this tragedy and i swear after reading this i really realise that my mom is gone i would like to get in touch with my mom’s parents if someone knows any of her btothers or sisters please let me know thank you and may god bless you :-D

    • S. Laurent
      May 22, 2012

      If your mom’s name is indeed magdalene, I think we have the same brother. His name is Wilson Victor. Is your dad’s name Willie Victor? My mom told us about you and your mom. I wish there is a way we could communicate apart from here. I am going to contact DNO to see how we can contact each other privately.

      • Anonymous
        May 22, 2012

        hi S.Laurent yes my brother’s name is wilson victor and my dad is indeed willie victor he past away in december 2009, i am looking forward to be in contact with you i am living in saint martin and my brother is in martinique.

    • Anonymous
      May 22, 2012

      Please somebody from Morne Prosper respond to this young lady.

      • Hoping
        May 24, 2012

        I live in New York but is your name Joanne please let me know My number is 6465209509 I think I’m your cousin our mom died together please i would like you to call me. I know you lived in Martinique with you dad. you visited us a few times in Morne prosper, but we suddenly lost contact.

    • travaile
      May 22, 2012

      Hi Jo-ann, please accept my sympathy. I know this time of year maybe a bit tramatising for you, however i have some comforting information for you. After reading your post, my sister called my mom and me (your surname and mom’s name raised our eyebrows), it so happened that we may have something in common. We will try getting in contact with you. It’s amazing, its a small world after all.

    • miss africa
      May 23, 2012

      Hi Jo-Ann, please call this number 767 614 2299. You visited us in Morne Prosper when you lived with your aunt in Roseau.

  18. Mane
    May 22, 2012

    Yea it was very sad, sad. DBS made it worst. Looking at the pictures brought back memories of this terrible accident. All these people from one small village.
    It reminded me of the Bagatelle landslide where so many people died when the mountain just came down on the village that night.

  19. Neg Gwanbay
    May 22, 2012

    I still have a very vivid picture of visiting the redcross to view bodies.I didn’t sleep well for weeks.Like alot of people i’m in my 50’s and i have never been to morne prosper.

    • May 22, 2012

      IDO REMEMBER CLEARLY THAT DAY SEEING THOES BODYS LAYING ON THE FLOOR IT WAS LIKE A BLACK FRIDAY ONLIKE U COULD NOT SLEEP FOR WEEKS I WAS VERY YOUNG AT THE TIME ALSO IN MY FIFTYS.

  20. WOW
    May 21, 2012

    I was not born then ,but I remember my parents talking about it when I was growing up . Thanks to all those who shared their story it brougt some light to the activities around the dreadfull event. Thanks DNO for remembering.

  21. big mama
    May 21, 2012

    I am not sure if this is the same accident my cousin lost his arm, hope he is doing fine and to all the survivors God is a great God, may the departed souls rest in peace

  22. Victim's daughter
    May 21, 2012

    It’s been so long living with this. Not only a memory.. but a personal experience. Knowing you lost someone of such importance in your life and have to relive it year after year. It’s hard.. and it may seem simple to let go off. But it’s only after going through it yourself, you get the actual idea of how it really works.

    To those who have their parents i urge you… Do not take them being part of your life lightly. Cause the moment their gone, you begin asking what if… but it’d have already been over.

    Sympathy to all those who lost someone special in this horrific event. Their souls are resting safely…

  23. Woodford Hill girl
    May 21, 2012

    Many of the matn roads roads in Dominica need guard rails and thats a given,this is my country but I kid you not, wheneverI visit and I travel those roads with the threatening precipice I panic,to make matters worse the drivers drive like mamiacs,something has to be donemay the souls of the departed rest in peace and may God bring comfort to the families :cry:

  24. really are you free?
    May 21, 2012

    i mean 2o

  25. really are you free?
    May 21, 2012

    It’s sad eh….fo :-| r my 42 yrs on this earth, only last year I learned of such a tragic accident :-| :-| happening in Dominica (read it online actually). :cry: :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :oops: :-| :-| :-| :-| :-| :-| :-| :-| :-| :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :evil: :roll: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: no joke :(

  26. Unbiased Successor.
    May 21, 2012

    I was back home then just waiting to leave for England.On the following day,of my forthcoming departure I heard the news and hearing it now still saddens me.For this reason I Ask all Dominicans to join in my Prayer.

    Dear God,please accept this apology from all my fellow Dominicans for we still don’t know what have we done wrong.We have always been your humble servants serving nature and keeping it green unlike our other brothers.

    It is acceptable that sacrifices has to be done.
    The path that they have chosen are smooth and unwindy.

    We ask you Lord please guide all your children towards the perfect light and shine this same light onto the living things so we can grow with no fear and hate to others.

    Help those who are in struggles with themselves and give compassion to their enemies.For this is the message of our lord.

    Amen
    Forever ever Grateful Lord.

  27. (.) (.)
    May 21, 2012

    It’s sad eh….for my 42 yrs on this earth, only last year I learned of such a tragic accident happening in Dominica (read it online actually).

  28. DANZIGER
    May 21, 2012

    I remember that night very well it was a sad hard night for Dominicans. All I can say may their souls RIP.

  29. keno
    May 21, 2012

    i was seven and the front of my house faces the Red Cross and the hospital,it was one of the saddest seasons of my life,i cried for days and did not want to eat and was extremely scared. I vow that day i will never go to that village and up to this day i have never been, May their souls Rest in Peace.

  30. Anonymous
    May 21, 2012

    Thanks to a man called Mr Lindy, who informed the police of the accident.

  31. imhotep
    May 21, 2012

    it look like jesus was busy that night,he never showed up.that jesus guy saving who he want and people still beliviing in that myth

    • citizen
      May 21, 2012

      shut up ur dam athiest

    • Anonymous
      May 21, 2012

      YOU WILL BOW DOWN TO HIM (JESUS)one day.

    • .....
      May 21, 2012

      i am in awe..cant believe someone actually sat and typed this..OMG…are u for real..look around you and the wonders and creation and tell me u dont believe in Jesus christ the Son of the risen father

    • Woodford Hill girl
      May 21, 2012

      Fhat {myth} is coming to judge you I hope you are ready.

    • BRAIN DAMAGE
      May 22, 2012

      Yep, a day will be coming for you. That same Jesus can save you too.

    • disappointed
      May 22, 2012

      why would you say such a thing at least some of them survived, showing that there is a god spirit watching over people

  32. yessah
    May 21, 2012

    Just ask my mom about this and she remembered .. First time im hearin bout this and sad brought tears to my eyes ..

  33. rasta
    May 21, 2012

    I remember that day very well. I six when tht happened. We had to bring money to school to help the surviving children. I remember Sket parents died and he came to live in Marigot for a short time. I hope Sket is doing well and hope he grew up to be a fine young man.

  34. Anonymous
    May 21, 2012

    It was sad,I lost my aunt Mona Timothy, my grand mother and many cousins. My aunt was like a mother too me she took me everywhere with her. That was the saddest day of my life. :cry:

  35. Anthony P. Ismael
    May 21, 2012

    And 37 years later, the Morne Prosper road is still one of the worst roads in Dominica, with endless pot holes, no guard rail whatsoever, no lights and very narrow.
    So, what have we learned in terms of road safety I ask? Absolutely nothing. If any road in Dominica needs a serious upgrade, it is the Morne Prosper road.

    • Just saying
      May 21, 2012

      you mean to say neither Pj’s, Mamo or Edo’s administration foun dit fitting to improve on the roads? We can then agree that It is all left to Skero’s government to work on infrastructure that should have been done about 37 years ago.

      • Shameless
        May 22, 2012

        Oh wow…NOT even Skerro has done it either. Hopefully someone will take the initiative and remind him.

  36. Bowdel
    May 21, 2012

    dats bad,,how many were children??? may dr souls rest in peace

  37. NO MORE AMBROSE
    May 21, 2012

    NO ONE SPOKE ABOUT THE HEROIC EFFORTS OF THE NOW DISBANDED DOMINICA DEFENSE FORCE ( DDF) WHOSE GREAT WORK RESCUED MANY AND IF WERE IT NOT FOR THEM THE DEATH TOLL WOULD HAVE BEEN FOR MORE.

    MAY THEIR SOUL REST IN PEACE

    BUT WHAT ABOUT THE GUARD RAILS

    ARE WE LEARNING

    THIS ROAD IS STILL DEADLY

    • Big-Bannan
      May 21, 2012

      You should be ashamed of yourself. Are you talking about the same DDF who killed and imprisoned innocent young men because of their hairstyle under the famous PJ? In my opinion they caused more anguish than they saved lives.

  38. AMBROSE RESIGN
    May 21, 2012

    yeah the OPHA FAMILY and JNOBAPTISTE FAMILIES have deep BLLO TIES in newtown herda about such an event its years now may their soul rest in peace!

  39. Megso
    May 21, 2012

    I remember this so well. I lived in Goodwill and remember the ambulance racing to the nearby hospital and crowds gathering at Casualty to find out what happened. I remember going to the Red Cross the next day to view the bodies and although I was only 15, to this day, I remember the stench of death. I have never been to Morne Prosper because of this. May their souls rest in peace.

  40. Deva
    May 21, 2012

    in the list of the dead Sonia Jean Jacques, should read Sonia Deschamps Jean Jacques. May her soul rest in peace. She’s gone but not forgotten.

    • candra jean jacques
      December 5, 2012

      That is my mother. I was 2 when she died in the accident. I don’t really remember this day but today when I read the article it hit me hard. she will forever be in my heart.

  41. miss africa
    May 21, 2012

    Yes it was sad. My brother was involved. He is a survivor. All we want now is to fix up our road to help prevent another disaster.

  42. Hmm
    May 21, 2012

    I was just telling my son the story yesterday he was looking at some trajic incident on the web …and here I was telling him..about ithe Morne Prosper accident ..it was such a traumatic experience for dominica…both of us was so emotional just thinking about it….It is so wierd that it was actually the 22nd of May. Dont know what made me speak to him about that .
    Anyways may they find peace.

  43. May 21, 2012

    I WAS 7 YRS WHEN THAT ACCIDENT HAPPEN IT WAS SUCH A SAD DAY IN DOMINICA.I ALSO REMEMBER EITHER THAT SAME MONTH OR YR THERE WAS ALSO ANOTHER BAD ACCIDENT WITH ALSO A TRUCK CARRY PEOPLE FROM SALISBURY I CAN`T REMEMBER IF ANY BODY DIED BUT ALOT OF PEOPLE GOT HURT

    • julie vidal
      May 23, 2012

      yes, i recalled that accident too. i was eight years old, one lady had died, her name was ma Bosuit, she and another sick man got buried at ten oclock the same day. may all their souls rest in peace. this accident took place close to tarou

  44. tehbeh
    May 21, 2012

    THE MEMORIAL HAS MORE NAMES THAN THOSE DNO MENTIONED. WHY IS THAT??

    • Reader
      May 21, 2012

      Valid point. But I think that there are more names on the memorial than in the report because several died later as a result of their wounds than on the night itself.

      The report seems to give the names who died on the night and the memorial gives all those who died overall as well as those who survived.

  45. Jamarah
    May 21, 2012

    Where is the name of Nicolas Hypolite too?

    • Reader
      May 21, 2012

      Nicholas Hypolite is named on the memorial.

      The list that is printed here was taken from the Dominica Chronicle of 25 May 1975 and some of the injured had not yet died by the time that the report went to press.

  46. No Sides
    May 21, 2012

    I was 11 years and 1st a form student of W.H.S. Before heading to St. Joseph, the truck driver took us to the Red Cross building and although it was only 1 day, the smell was already bad. I see nothing wrong in showing the pictures of the bodies.
    It was indeed sad. Nurses were who were off on that night were called in to PMH via Radio Dominica.

  47. mariecherie
    May 21, 2012

    that year was a tragic year may 29th the shoot outunder ministry where one person die and many was injured august 29 hurricane david.

  48. DOMINICA
    May 21, 2012

    I remebered that tragic story. As a child my father had to help with the rescue and he told what he saw and it was terrible.

    May their souls rest in perfect peace.

  49. Me
    May 21, 2012

    Can you imagine having to identify loved ones in a situation like this…45 dead persons SMH…I would be scarred for life …Lord Help us!!

  50. mariecherie
    May 21, 2012

    i remember it well was 9 yrs old when it happen was at the crusade with my mother when someone come saying there was an accident may there soul rest in peace.

  51. Reader
    May 21, 2012

    This is such a sad and tragic story. It hurts my heart just reading this. I hope that measures have been implemented to ensure that no other family has to suffer the extent of the lost as the Deschamps’ and Isles’ and all the others who lost loved ones and that horrific day.

    • Decima Isles-Brought
      May 21, 2012

      Hi can you contact me via email I am a member of the Isles and Deschamps (although we spell it Dejean) and would love to hear from you.

  52. joan
    May 21, 2012

    May their soul continue to rest in peace. I remembered this very clearly and was shock. Mona Timothy was one of the victims that i knew very well as she use to spend time in our village in mahaut by her aunt, Ms Claris. she was such an angel. She also use to have a little girl with her call Karen. i would like to see what she looks like today.

  53. H_town
    May 21, 2012

    never heard about it till now.may thier souls rest in peace.so sad.nine members of a family dyeing at once.loves God more.

    • Decima Isles-Brought
      May 21, 2012

      I lost 16 members of my family Deschamps/Isles on the frightful night it is one that haunts me and will be with me always. Thanks R.I.P

      • sophia victor
        May 23, 2012

        you should get in contact with jo-ann victor she want more information about her mother’s family.her mother is magdalene deschamp.

      • candra jean jacques
        December 5, 2012

        I think we are related. My mothers name is Sonia Dechamps-Jean Jacques. Very sad tragedy :(

  54. baby
    May 21, 2012

    may they rest in peace,,,,growing up in my village of morne prosper this story is told to genertions after generations,,,,,,,the worst accident ever and the man seen begging on the streets name ig GEORGE ,,,,,N THE OTHER SURVIVORS LIKE GORDON ,,,,,,THIS MEMORY WILL NEVER DIE AND ALL THE ONES DEAD THEIR CHILDREN N CHILDREN CARRY THEIR NAMES STIIL EVERYNAME DEAD WAS CARRIED OVVERE TO THE NEXT GENERATION

  55. african queen
    May 21, 2012

    REST in peace sad story.

    • Miss Dorie
      May 21, 2012

      Ok sister. You know Dominica needs to have better roads. but I will say there have been some improvement

  56. citizen
    May 21, 2012

    i feel so sad

  57. Satelite
    May 21, 2012

    May their souls continue to rest in peace in Christ Jesus, and at the same time may such profound sad memories cause us to reflect on our lives, our driving, road safety and the mentainace of the vehicles we drive, and the condition of our roads.

  58. Woodford Hill girl
    May 21, 2012

    So very sad,Lord help us to be vigilant for we know not the hour when death will come knocking at our door,for there is no repentance in the grave!

  59. Time will tell!!
    May 21, 2012

    Yes i can remember that day!! thought i was not in DA; because i’d left in Febuary that same year. Not long ago i was thinking about that drastic accident, may their souls rest in eternal peace!!!

  60. Anonymous
    May 21, 2012

    No matter how many years have passed, this always brings a feeling of sadness.

  61. sympathy.RIP
    May 21, 2012

    may their soul rest in everlaasting peace…they will be remembered…

  62. Mizz J
    May 21, 2012

    That i ssuch a tragedy. im not old enough to know any thing about it but i appreciate this article which serves as a reminder. May God continue to comfort the families of the dead as well as the living.
    May we never take life for granted…

  63. Anonymous
    May 21, 2012

    i was born two months after that incident wow this brings me to tears sad sad deepest condolences to the family things like that brings me to deep thoughts makes me want to serve god all more.

  64. :)))
    May 21, 2012

    My mom was just recently telling me the story – she was a young girl when it happened but she remembers it very well. It gives her chills to this day.

  65. Anonymous
    May 21, 2012

    No matter how long ago this was, it still brings a sense of sadness. Although I was just one year old at the time, I grew up hearing about this tragedy. So sad.

    Just wondering, how many persons survived that accident, and how many of these survivors are still with us today?

  66. i want to come home
    May 21, 2012

    i was maybe 5 or 6 yrs old going to a convention with my mother,riding in a big truck,wen de man take a sharp ben and de truck go on 2 wheels u know rastar,people started crying and screaming like crazy..reflecting back now i see is jah that pull that truck back down on all 4’s…jah lives ever time,give thanks for life.

  67. forreal
    May 21, 2012

    the photos are grievious DNO please!!!the story and the site is alright,the photos please give it some thought.

    • "
      May 21, 2012

      Come on Foreal, you are too petty and hypocrite.
      I hope you don’t look at television.

      • forreal
        May 21, 2012

        if you ever look at television you will see that they blur grafic scenes,or they alert you as prior to viewing any grafic scenes.

      • forreal
        May 21, 2012

        let me also add,if you were not there at the redcross to have a first hand look,you would not know what i am taiking about,just the mear reflection churned my stomach,bodies were choped by razor sharp bamboo,could you imagine how they died,you all just love to comment,just like how dominicans just love to talk

      • Milly
        May 24, 2012

        cummon its not like the accident happened yesturday…..its been 35 yrs or more, im glad that i can at least get a chance to see the pics from back then since i wasnt even thought of being born yet. I feel so bad for the greving family members. may they souls rest in peace!

    • Decima Isles-Brought
      May 21, 2012

      I lost 16 members of my family in the accident and the pictures provide some comfort as children we were overlooked and not allowed to witness or pay our respect. For me the pictures have filled a void. Thank you DNO!!

    • Anonymous
      May 23, 2012

      Some of us appriciate seeing cause now we can get closer on the story..

  68. Dominican to de bone
    May 21, 2012

    May there souls rest in peace.

  69. Anonymous
    May 21, 2012

    Do hope the road gets some maintenance soon including guard rails

    • Decima Isles-Brought
      May 21, 2012

      They have done some, but it still gives me chills even ever I travel up that road!

  70. warma
    May 21, 2012

    I remember that tragedy – as a 10 year old then, it was something curious then to me, but the gravity of the accident eventually set in and i was moved. It is very very sad indeed. May their souls all Rest in Peace.

    Looking at that current-day photo,I am obliged to ask – why aren’t there guard rails on that curb? Don’t they think this type of tragedy could revisit itself upon this community? He who fails to learn the lessons of history or the mistakes of his predecessors is condemned to repeat them.

  71. Shameless
    May 21, 2012

    What a day that was! I was still a kid but remember quite clearly. The sad songs on radio, the calling up of the DDF Members-my dad being one of them- to aid in the rescue operations and the prayers for the dead and rescuers. Hopefully we will never have to live through this again as a nation. May they continue to RIP. :cry:

  72. green
    May 21, 2012

    HAS THE ROAD BEEN FIX UP TO DATE OF DID THEY DIE IN VEIN?????????????????????

  73. sigh
    May 21, 2012

    ma their soul rest in peace

    • May 21, 2012

      This is a night that i will never forget we left our village for the crusade and while awaiting our church members and from Morne Prosper we heard the tragic news

      May their souls RIP, gone but not forgotten

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