Truck falls into Essequibo River after ferry ramp gives way

– losses estimated at over $9M

By Kenesha Fraser

A truck loaded with bags of chicken feed fell into the Essequibo River early yesterday morning as it was being discharged from one of the Chinese roll-on/roll-off ferries MV Kanawan at the Good Hope Supenaam Stelling, leaving its driver in such a state of shock, he had to be taken to the hospital.

According to reports, around 1.40 am yesterday, the truck bearing number plate GKK 9159 was aboard the MV Kanawan, which was docked at the Supenaam stelling, having just arrived from Parika. The iron ramp that leads from the boat to the stelling suddenly gave way as the truck, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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