The Vincentian public is today remembering the seven students who died on January 12, 2015, as a result of the tragic accident at Rock Gutter on the North Windward side of the island.
Today marks three years since the tragedy that occurred after the passenger van in which they were travelling went over an embankment and into the sea at Rock Gutter, an uninhabited area between the communities of Fancy and Owia.
The students are Anique Alexander, Racquel Ashton, Jamal and Jamalie Edwards, Glenroy Michael, Simonique Ballantyne and Chanstacia Stay.
Speaking today on WEFM’s Morning programme, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves said that as part of his devotions this morning, he prayed for the deceased students, as well as their families.
Meanwhile, speaking with WEFM News this morning, Nelcia Stay, the mother of Chanstacia Stay whose body was never recovered following the tragedy said that while today is a very sad occasion, she and her family are coping as best.
She said the community of Fancy has really rallied with and supported herself and the other parents whose children died in the accident.
Mrs. Stay said there is no special commemoration today; however she and the other parents were going to the Fancy cemetery where the bodies of five of the victims were buried, after which they were journeying to Rock Gutter, where she was going to lay a wreath for her daughter at the Memorial site.