Welder dies in Puruni explosion

A welder is now dead after a gas tank he was welding next to exploded.

Christian Thompson
Christian Thompson

Commander of ‘F’ Division Ravindradat Budhram confirmed with Stabroek News yesterday that Christian Thompson, 31, was killed on Wednesday morning in the Puruni Backdam, Cuyuni/Mazaruni.

He said that around 10AM, the man was reportedly welding next to a fuel tank which exploded, severing his body.

The man’s body is currently in Bartica awaiting transport to Georgetown. Thompson leaves to mourn a wife and three children.

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