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Sluice Gate Collapses and inundates Kingston Georgetown- March 12, 2013 – videos + updates

Engineers work feverishly to repiar broken Koker wich inundated the Kingston area – 13th Mar 2013 – video update

Sluice Gate Collapses and inundates Kingston Georgetown – March 12, 2013 video

CapitolNews – March 12,2013 – Water poured into the Canals, drains and gutters and reached into yards as a Koker collapsed under the strain of pounding High Tides this afternoon. The vulnerable Koker or sluice gates of the Kingston Ward of Georgetown, have been under pressure recently resulting in flooding in that part of the city over the last few months.

This afternoon, it came crashing down inundating not only that Ward of Georgetown, but water was seen pouring into North Cummingsburg, that houses the Prime Minister’s residence, State House, the President’s residence and the offices of the British High Commission among other businesses.

The Kingstown Ward has the Pegasus Hotel, the site of the controversial Marriott Hotel construction complex and offices of DDL, GBTI and the headquarters of the Police and Digicel among others.            Continue reading

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