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Rainfall has had devastating effects on several communities in Portland. During heavy showers on Monday December 21, 2009, a bus with passengers on board overturned into a ditch, after the driver lost control of the vehicle. Two women are confirmed dead.

Bridge
Hope Bay
Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer.
Residents of Hope Bay look at the canal that an ill-fated bus ran into, in Hope Bay, Portland killing two persons.  A five-yea-rold child is also missing stemming from the incident.
Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer.
Residents of Hope Bay look at the Gully that a  Ill Fated bus  ran into  in Hope Bay Portland killing two and also a Five yearold Child is missing.
Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer.
The Ill Fated bus than ran into a gully in Hope Bay Portland killing two and also a Five yearold Child is missing.
Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer.
The bus than ran into a culvert in Hope Bay Portland, killing 28-year-old Vanessa Francis of Box Street in St Mary, and Janice Core of Bellfield also in St Mary.
The body of the women was pulled from a canal by divers, and other rescue workers, who turned out in larger numbers shortly after the accident.
Two other persons including a five-year-old girl are still missing, while six persons were treated for minor injuries and realeased from the Port Antonio hospital late last night.
Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer.
A tree fell on the roadway in  Black Hill Portland due to the heavy rains.
Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer.
John Beckford dangerously rides His bike along what is left of an embankment at Friday in the  Rio Grande Valley after Rainfall yesterday led to land slippage. The roadway was completely destroyed.
Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer.
John Beckford dangerously rides His bike along whats left of a embankment at Friday in the  Rio Grande Valley after Rainfall had caused a Landslide that totally destroyed what was left of the roadway .
Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer.
John Beckford dangerously rides His bike along whats left of a embankment at Friday in the  Rio Grande Valley after Rainfall had caused a Landslide that totally destroyed what was left of the roadway .
Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer.
John Beckford dangerously rides His bike along whats left of a embankment at Friday in the  Rio Grande Valley after Rainfall had caused a Landslide that totally destroyed what was left of the roadway .
Rio grande valley
Tree fallen
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