(CMR) A Jamaican man is dead after heavy rains triggered landslides in his community which resulted in his house collapsing.
The man has been identified as 42-year-old Romeo Letchman.
Residents and the Fire Brigade are stil searching for the man’s 15-year-old daughter who resided with him.
Reports from a local publication are that at around 7:00 a.m. heavy rainfall in the area resulted in a landslide which loosened a stone wall and other debris which landed on Letchman’s wooden home.
Residents who heard the commotion, and later saw Letchman’s flattened home, immediately went to his assistance and were able to pull Letchman’s lifeless body from among the rubble.
Heavy rains and landslides have been reported on the island's eastern end, which has resulted in several road being deemed impassable.
A flash flood warning remains in effect for Jamaica until Saturday (October 24).