Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has admitted the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) and other State agencies must improve their disaster relief response times.
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Woman, child killed in Moruga house fire
A woman and an eight-year-old girl perished in a house fire at Moruga early this morning.
Nisha Gopaul, 40 and Aaliyah Primus were among 12 people living in a wooden house at Fifth Company, St Mary's Village. The fire broke out shortly after 2 am.
Photo: Nisha Gopaul
Police and fire officials are continuing investigations.
Photo: Aaliyah Primus
More as this story develops.