Update: Corentyne accident victims died as a result of drowning and multiple injuries


By Royan Abrams




A post mortem conducted by Dr. Vivakanand Bridgemohan on accident victim, Richard Ramnarine, 45 years of Number 46 Village Corentyne shows that he died  as a result of drowning, while another conducted on Ramesh Rampat, 23 years, also of Number 46 Village Corentyne shows that he died from multiple injuries.


The examinations were  conducted yesterday at the Skeldon Public Hospital.


On the Morning of September 12,2016 residents of  Number 51 Village on the Corentyne woke up to a horrific scene, following an accident involving a speeding motor car and a horse at about 21:00 hours on September 11,2016.


The accident claimed the lives of a father of two, Richard Ramnarine who was the driver at the time and a porter, Ramesh Rampat, while 24-year-old Prakash Gangaram, 31-year-old Rameshwar Mangar and 24-year old Mahendra Ramprakash sustained injuries about their bodies.


The injured were treated at the Skeldon Hospital and sent home on the morning of September 12, 2016.


Two of the injured men who reside several villages away from the scene confirmed that all of the occupants of the car were under the influence of alcohol and that they could not remember much of what transpired.


Mahendra Ramprakash, who sustained head injuries and a broken hand, had confirmed that they were all consuming alcohol at the home of the now dead Richard Ramnarine.


He said they were on their way to drop home one of the injured men when three horses ran in the path of the motor car they were travelling in.


The driver of the motor car Richard Ramnarine, who resided alone, was described as a well-respected father to his children, although he recently separated from his wife.


Ramesh Rampat died on the day of his mother’s birthday.


Investigations into the accident are ongoing.

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