Hospital to discharge worker struck by lightning

David Ramdial, the Blairmont sugar estate worker who was struck by lightning on Friday morning, remains a patient in the Georgetown Public Hospital, relatives said yesterday.

Ramdial, of Number 3 Settlement, Blairmont, West Bank Demerara was one of seven workers who were working in the backdam of the estate when disaster struck at around 8.15am.

The other men, Deodat Sahadat, 42, of Waterloo, Bath; Ramesh Ramoo, 38, of Bath Settlement; Wahabali Bacchus, 40, of Zorg-en-Hoop Scheme, Blairmont; Omesh Deochand, 27, of No 4 Settlement, Blairmont; Mike Harilall, 21, of Zorg-en-Hoop Scheme and Dereck Ramnarine, 25, of Blairmont, were all rushed to the Fort Wellington Hospital (FWH) after first aid was administered by the estate’s health workers.

Klein Roberts
Klein Roberts

A relative told this newspaper that Ramdial is expected to be discharged tomorrow.

In a separate incident on Friday, Klein Roberts, who was attached to the pest control gang at the Wales Sugar Estate, was struck by lightning and his body was discovered by his colleagues in a field.

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