Harbour Bridge tug capsizes killing captain

A tug operator was swept away and killed yesterday after the tug he was on capsized in the Demerara River.

Seepersaud Roopchand

Seepersaud Roopchand

General Manager of the DHB Rawlston Adams and Minister Robeson Benn meeting Roopchand’s wife after the accident. (Photo by Aneka Edwards/Ministry of Public Works)

General Manager of the DHB Rawlston Adams and Minister Robeson Benn meeting Roopchand’s wife after the accident. (Photo by Aneka Edwards/Ministry of Public Works)

Seepersaud Roopchand, 57, of Lot 156 Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara, was pronounced dead at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre after his colleagues tried to resuscitate him. The accident occurred around 11.40am, a short distance away from the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) where operators were carrying out maintenance works.

DHB General Manager Rawlston Adams said Roopchand was  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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