One dead, four injured after Banks DIH building collapses


An employee of Home Designs Construction is now dead and another is in a critical condition after a building which was being demolished at Banks DIH Ruimveldt Industrial site came crashing down on five men sometime after 12 noon Wednesday.

The dead man has been identified as Jagmohan Bissessar.

Reports indicate that the five men are all attached to the construction company and at the time the building collapsed they were sitting under it. The building was in the demolition stage for the past few days.

The five men were trapped under rubble.

The collapsed Banks DIH building [Photo: News Room/July 8, 2020]
Second in Command for Operations at the Guyana Fire Service, Clive McDonald told the media at the scene that the fire service immediately responded.

“On arrival the crews were informed that two persons were trapped under the collapsed shed; immediately they went into operations and rescued two persons…” McDonald said.

Meanwhile, Public Relations Officer at Banks DIH, Troy Peters told the News Room that they are working with the authorities to ascertain the cause of the accident.

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