Man dies in Salem accident, another injured

The Police say they are investigating a fatal accident which occurred about 09:30hrs this morning at Salem, East Bank Essequibo that resulted in the death of Marlon Gobin, 29, of 312 Parika, East Bank Essequibo.

Enquiries disclosed that Gobin and another male were occupants of motor car PVV 438 owned and driven by Ricky Ramnauth, 24, of Parika, East Bank Essequibo , which was proceeding south along the Salem Public Road, when the driver lost control and the vehicle veered west, turned-turtle and ended up in a canal.

The occupants were rescued from the vehicle by public spirited citizens and rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where Gobin was pronounced dead on arrival; Ramnauth was treated, admitted and later transferred to the West Demerara Regional Hospital, in a semi-unconscious state, police say.

The other occupant whose identity has not yet been ascertained, was treated and sent away. The body of Gobin is presently at the Ezekiel Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination.

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