Three months after she was severely burnt in a fire at La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara, 16-year-old Shantel Callender succumbed to her injuries. The teenager died at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, (GPHC) yesterday.
Callender sustained second and third degree burns to her back, abdomen, hands and legs when her jilted lover, set her mother’s house on fire, after killing her sister’s partner on September 22, last.
The teen’s sister, Zulina Callender, 20, and her three-year-old daughter, Princess Babb, also sustained burns about their bodies. The latter were treated at the institution and sent home but Callender remained a patient.
The teen’s mother, May Daniels said that her daughter’s condition had been unpredictable in the past three months.
“One day she eating and talking and another day she gone down… She was in Burns Care Unit, then she get transferred to Intensive Care and that was it,” the woman noted.
She also said that hospital officials told her that the teenager succumbed because of the severity of her injuries.
“She was in pain. She had third degree burns on most of her body,” Daniels added
Callender was a former student of Ascension Secondary School. She leaves to mourn her mother and four siblings.
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