Two die after boat strikes rock near Cuyuni

At about 1600h. yesterday, police say that a boat travelling along a river at Dukwari, Cuyuni, struck a rock and several passengers were thrown overboard.

As a result, Brazilian National Jose Henrique Salvao De Souza, 66 years, of Junior Ross Landing, Cuyuni, and Bisham Munilall, 5 years, of Charlotte Street, Georgetown, lost their lives.

Only the body of De Souza has so far been recovered.

Investigations are in progress.

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