Toddler dies after pierced by fish bone

A two-year-old boy died after falling on a ‘cuirass’ fish and one of its bones pierced his brain on Monday.

Dead is Faraad Mohamed of Meten-meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara. According to reports, the child was on a bicycle along with his mother, who had just purchased the fish and they were returning home at about 11:30 am on Monday, when they fell.  Mohamed fell on a fish and one of its bones pierced his head.  His mother pulled the bone out before rushing him to the Leonora Diagnostic Centre.

He was later transferred to the West Demerara Regional Hospital and then to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he died.

A post-mortem examination yesterday found that he had died of brain haemorrhaging due to the wound.

He was buried according to Muslim rites late yesterday.

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