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Two men in their 20s are now dead following a vehicular accident on Sunday at Airy Hall, Public Road Essequibo Coast.
Reports state that, at 19:00hrs, a motor car driven by 30-year-old Mahindra Raj was proceeding south on the eastern driving lane when a motor-cycle, ridden by 23-year-old policeman Romesh Dass and heading north on the western driving lane, swerved eastward, colliding with the car.
Dass was also transporting a pillion rider, 22-year-old Abdool Shamain. Following the collision, Dass and Shamain were picked up in an unconscious state by public-spirited citizens and rushed to the Suddie Public Hospital. They were both pronounced dead on arrival.
A post-mortem examination is scheduled to be conducted soonest on the two men who are from Essequibo. Meanwhile, the driver of the motorcar remains in custody assisting with the developing investigation.