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Adelup: woman's death an "unfortunate situation"

by Mindy Aguon

Guam - The Calvo Administration is calling the death of an elderly woman living at Guma Trankilidat during last Friday's tsunami warning "an unfortunate situation". The Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority evacuated all of the residents at the Tumon facility with the exception of three, two who were bed ridden and another who refused to leave. 

GHURA director Marcel Camacho told KUAM News they were waiting for ambulances to come and transport the bed ridden residents but they never arrived until one of them passed away that evening.  The administration, in a statement issued today, maintains the government had the option of relocating any bed-ridden client with ambulances. 

Governor's spokesperson Troy Torres added that the government exhausted every effort to keep people in low-lying areas safe from potential tsunamis and the government cannot force people out of private residents during a tsunami warning.  The administration has extended their condolences to the family of the woman who passed away a week ago.

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