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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018. 11:08 am CST.

BBN Staff: This morning around 2:10, police went to the Young’s home on Faber’s road. There, police saw a damaged bungalow house.

A child was lying  motionless in debris bleeding from the head. Police also found a woman lying on the ground with injuries to her body.

The child was later identified as five-year-old Samir August. The woman was identified as Louise Young, 53.

The home of Young’s neighbor, Carl Butler, had also been damaged to the front portion and a van from Atlantic Bank limited was seen with extensive damages.

Police investigations revealed that about 2:07 a.m., Samuel August Sr., 35, Belizean backhoe operator drove the backhoe into the Young residence causing extensive structural damages.

August then reportedly drove the backhoe into Butler’s residence and caused damages to the house and vehicle. A third home was also damaged after August drove into it.

August then fled the scene. Police responded swiftly, pursued and detained him.

Samir August, Louise Young and a 13-year-old female were transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) for medical treatment.

Moments later, Samir August and his grandmother Louise Young died.

The 13-year-old female is undergoing surgery and is listed in a critical condition.

The bodies of Samir August and Louise Young now lie at the KHMH morgue awaiting a post-mortem.

Samuel August is at the KHMH in a stable condition.

Police investigations continue.


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