Five persons, including a child, were killed today in a head-on collision between a car and a paddy truck along the Number 59 Village public road, Corentyne, Berbice. The accident reportedly occurred at 1.45 pm today.
The driver of the car who died has been identified as Dhanpaul Kishandayal, 37, of Lot 2 `D’ First Street, Bel Air, Georgetown. The other victims have been identified as Sabita Manglani, Proprietress/Manager at Sabita Immigration Services at Maraj Building on Charlotte Street, her sons Emmanuel Manglani, 18, and Ethan Ramjeet, 5, and Reshma Seeram.
Information reaching Stabroek News said that the motor car, PPP 3394 was travelling east when it swerved from a pothole and collided with the paddy truck GZ 2763 which was travelling in the opposite direction.
As a result of the impact, two passengers were flung out of the car while three others were pinned in the vehicle.