Despair in Jamaica as 2yro twins perish in fire

(LOOP JA) – Trauma and sorrow were etched on the faces of residents of Belgium, a community in Grants Pen, St Andrew, Jamaica, after learning that two-year-old twins, Nahaila and Nieelia Pinnock had perished in a fire on Thursday night.

When Loop Jamaica arrived on the scene, the remains of the twins could be seen on the bed on which they had been sleeping.

Residents watch on as firefighters battle the blaze. (Photo: Marlon Reid)

Residents said they were alerted to the fire and tried to assist, but it was units from the Rolling Town and York Park Fire Stations that were able to battle the fire and save other houses from burning to the ground.

Councillor for the of the Waterloo Division and Deputy Mayor Winston Ennis said two houses were completely burnt down, leaving 14 persons from one family homeless.

Click the slider below for images of the deadly fire captured by Marlon Reid