Well it’s been a week since the Brittons Hill tragedy. It came to a close on Friday when the remains of a child were recovered from a cave which claimed the lives of his parents, a brother and a sister.
Recovery crew at work in cave.
It was around midday when the recovery team, which had spent five days in treacherous conditions searching for Donavere and Cassandra Codrington and their three children, sounded the alarm that they had found the fifth and last body.
Minister of Home Affairs Dale Marshall appealed to Barbadians not to enter the site at Arch Cot Terrace, Brittons X Road, St Michael, where the Codrington couple and their children, Shaquanda, 7, Shaquille, 3, and Yashiro, 1, perished when the apartment building they were in collapsed and was swallowed by the 100-foot deep cave.
"We have put security systems in place for the site," he said. "That's another avenue that is very important, and I really want to plead with members of the public that this area is not an area that they should enter into, and we are really asking for their cooperation."