Jamaica: 6-year-old swept away by flood waters

Flooding in Clarendon (JG File photo)

(JAMAICA GLEANER) The police have now recovered the body of six-year-old Dajahne Pennant of Oliver Gardens, May Pen, Clarendon who died yesterday after being swept away by flood waters in the Mount Claire area of Clarendon.

Heavy rains yesterday dumped huge amounts of water on the town leaving streets and cars inundated.

The May Pen Police say about 3:00 p.m., Dejahne was on the way home with a 13-year-old cousin.

They reportedly attempted to cross a flooded channel and were swept away by the water.

The teen managed to pull herself from the water, however, Dejahne was swept further downstream by the strong current.

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