Toronto toddler Sharlani Headley killed in St. Vincent floods

A two-year-old girl from Toronto is among eight people killed in a storm on the Carribean island of St. Vincent.

2-year-old visiting Carribean island with family swept away during Christmas Eve storm

Two-year-old Sharlani Headley was swept away in flash floods following heavy rainfall in the Caribbean island of St. Vincent, where she was on vacation with her family. (Facebook)
Sharlani and her mother Coleen James Headley (Facebook)

Police in the east Caribbean island of St. Vincent say a 2-year-old girl from Toronto was among the eight people who died in a Christmas Eve storm that led to widespread flooding and landslides.

She was identified in a police statement on Monday as Shalarni Headley. The little girl was in St. Vincent on vacation with her mother and two other siblings.

A family friend told CBC News they had assumed Sharlani was dead two days after she was swept away, but it was only confirmed by police when they found her body yesterday.

With files from CBC News