Venezuelan feared drown after boat accident in Cuyuni River

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A 32-year-old Venezuelan is now missing after the boat he was traveling in developed engine problems and capsized in the Cuyuni River on Monday afternoon.

News Room understands that 32-year-old Orlando Jose Morales Rojas along with three other Venezuelans were delivering 15 drums of fuel from El Dorado, Venezuela to San Martin, Venezuela.

Reports indicate that the boat developed a problem with its engine, resulting in the vessel submerging at around 17:00hrs.

News Room was told that the other three occupants swam to safety but Rojas went under water. Guyanese police responded to the incident and took statements from the men.

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