Canal No.1 barber dies after crashing into trench

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A Canal No.1 West Bank Demerara barber and a father of a 13-year-old boy is now dead after he lost control of a pick-up and drove into a trench early Tuesday.

Regional Commander Assistant Commissioner Simon McBean told the News Room that 36-year-old Ghansham ‘Ravi’ Hardyal was proceeding south on Pumpkin Dam, Canal No.1 at about 06:00hrs when he approached a wooden bridge and lost control.

The submerged pick-up involved in the accident

The motor pickup he was driving turned turtle when it landed inside the trench, pinning Hardyal underneath.

He was extracted by public-spirited citizens and rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

His wife, Doll Hardyal told the News Room that Hardyal would usually assist a farmer in taking workers into the backdam every day and on Tuesday, he was on his way back home when the accident occurred.

Hardyal owned and operated a barbershop for some 19 years. He was described as kind and always helpful.

 

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