Drysdale St fire survivor still in ICU
Yolanda Cordis, the only survivor in the Drysdale Street, Charlestown fire that claimed four lives including her two children last Saturday, is still in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Georgetown Hospital,her relatives said yesterday.
Cordis, who sustained third degree burns, is still unconscious. She underwent an operation on Friday but her condition remains the same.
Cordis was pulled from the burning building and rushed to the hospital by some policemen who responded to a call. The two women were cousins who had been living together.
A source who was involved in rescuing the victims said that grills on the building prevented them from entering the building. The source also said that it took time for them to cut the grill and recue the occupants of the house.
The house, which was heavily grilled, was designed in such a way that the only entry or exit point for the top flat was the front veranda door, next to the kitchen.