Update: Mother, 2 sons among fatalities in Corentyne accident
A horrific accident on the Number 59 Village Public Road, Corentyne on Sunday afternoon has left a mother and two of her children dead along with two friends.
The victims have been identified as 42-year-old Sabita Manglani, her 18-year-old son Emmanuel Manglani, her other son 5-year-old Ethan Ramjeet, her secretary, Reshma Seeram and Dhanpaul Kishandayal, who only arrived in Guyana from the United States some three weeks ago. He was the driver of the car involved in the accident.
News Room understands that Sabita managed a Visa and Passport application business at the Maraj Building in Georgetown. She and her family resided at Lot 2 Second Street, Bel Air Village, Georgetown.
At the time of the accident, the five were heading to the Number 63 Beach when it is alleged that the driver lost control of the speeding car – PPP 3394 – and slammed into paddy laden truck which was heading in the opposite direction. The accident occurred just before 14:00hrs.
Both vehicles toppled before coming to a halt; two persons were flung from the car and three remained trapped inside. Firefighters were called to the scene and had to cut the wreckage as scores of persons flocked the scene to get a glimpse of the bodies.
The driver of the truck was rushed to the hospital; his condition is unknown at this time. When News Room visited the family’s home at Bel Air Village on Sunday afternoon, a woman who was at the house, identified herself as ‘Janet’ but was in no condition to speak to the media.
She provided the names of the victims, locked the gates and went back inside the house, crying loudly.