Barbados police Wednesday night confirmed that a 42-year—old father and his two children were killed after a fire swept through their apartment earlier during the day at Regency Park, Warrens South, St Michael.
The police have named him as Cornelius Barrow and said that he had perished in the blaze with his two children, 22 month old Riordan and eight month old Rhea.
The police statement noted that after the blaze had been extinguished “an inspection of the house was conducted by the fire officers and the bodies of an adult male and two small children were discovered burned beyond recognition.
“The bodies of the male and the infants were later identified as that of Cornelius Barrow and his two children. The building which they occupied was completely destroyed in the blaze,” the statement said, adding that investigations were continuing.
Media reports quoted an eyewitness as having heard an explosion before the fire started.