GINA workers injured in accident

Several employees of the Government Information Agency (GINA) yesterday escaped with minor injuries after the minibus they were being transported in collided with another vehicle in the city.

Reports are that around 2:30 pm yesterday, the minibus, bearing registration plate PKK 762, was proceeding west along Fourth Street, Alberttown when it collided with a sports utility vehicle (SUV) which was heading north along Albert Street at the time.

The Government Information Agency (GINA) minibus in a drain outside the Alberttown Police Station shortly after the accident yesterday afternoon.

Employees, including reporters and camera persons who were heading to various assignments, were in the minibus at the time. One of the injured reporters told Stabroek News that she was sitting behind the driver’s seat when the two vehicles collided. She said her attention was focused elsewhere but suddenly the minibus was hit at the left side and the vehicle subsequently slammed into the fence in front of the Alberttown Police Station.

The employees sustained minor injuries and were taken to the George-town Public Hospital for treatment. Traffic officers were at the scene carrying out investigations into the incident when this newspaper visited.

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