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3 DEAD 2 HOSPITALIZED AFTER ACCIDENT NEAR BARTICA

Police in Bartica ‘F’ Division is currently investigating a fatal incident which occurred late Saturday afternoon at Kumung Kumung Trail, Puruni River. According to police, a truck transporting about forty-four barrels of diesel fuel was driving up a steep hill when it developed mechanical problems and began to roll backwards. This descent caused the truck to turn over twice; severely injuring the three occupants inside the cabin and the two others in the tray. The driver, 29-year-old Ravi Dookram of Golden Grove, EBD and his stepson 19-year-old Steve Carr was taken to the Bartica Hospital. However, 24-year-old Clifford Anthony of Itaballi Landing, 52-year-old David Choi-Weenam of Four Miles, Bartica and 39-year-old Jude James of Yarrowkabra, Soesdyke/Linden Highway died on the spot. Their bodies are presently being transported to Georgetown for storage and post-mortem. The driver was later flown to the GPHC for treatment. Investigation in progress

Truck with scattered barrel of diesel.

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