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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Trinidad and Tobago : Probe teen’s death

Via News Day :

" Grieving family members of a Debe teenager who was being treated for leptospirosis at the San Fernando General Hospital but however died from dengue hemorrhagic fever, are calling for a full investigation into his death.

The victim, Christopher Yudister Lalchan, 18, of Wellington Road, Debe, died at the San Fernando hospital last Tuesday. The teen worked with the Unemployed Relief Programme at the Penal/Debe Regional Corporation. He had been warded for leptospirosis, a bacterial disease that affects both humans and animals. T

he victim’s aunt, Annette Basdeo, said yesterday that Lalchan’s ordeal began last Saturday at a Hindu temple in Guaracara, Williamsville, where he was engaged in pre-Divali celebrations. She said he had been staying in Williamsville with other devotees over the last few weeks."

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