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…driver, other occupants were seen drinking alcohol before incident
Two men have died after the vehicle they were in plunged into a canal at Mahaicont Branch Road, East Coast Demerara late Saturday night.
Dead are: Deocharran Dass and Bhickram Singh.
Police in Regional Division #5 are investigating the accident, which occurred at about 22:30 hrs on Saturday 16th October, 2021 on the Mahaicony Branch Road, some 11km in from the main road.
The accident involved motor car (#PFF 3940), owned and driven at the time by Deocharran Dass (deceased), a 38-year-old male of New Providence, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara. There were two other occupants in the vehicle — Bhickram Singh (deceased), a 31-year-old male of Mortice Branch Road, Mahaicony; and Vishan Motie, a 27-year-old labourer of Mahaicony Branch Road.
Police investigations so far disclosed that the driver and occupants were imbibing alcohol at a friend’s house and, after leaving the said location, the driver of motor car #PFF 3940 was proceeding south along the eastern side of the Mahaicony Branch Road at a fast rate. The driver reportedly failed to negotiate a sharp left turn, and instead continued straight into the canal which is situated on the southern side of the road. The width of the canal is approximately 65 feet, and the depth is about 15ft – 20ft.
The vehicle flipped over (turn turtle) and was submerged in the canal. Vishan Motie, who was seated in the front passenger seat, managed to exit the vehicle. Unfortunately, the driver and the other occupant were trapped. They were subsequently taken out in an unconscious state by public-spirited persons and rushed to the Mahaicony Public Hospital where they were seen and examined by a doctor on duty who pronounced both of them dead on arrival. The bodies are presently at the Mahaicony Public Hospital’s mortuary awaiting PME.