Deadly West Berbice accident: Third victim identified


The third victim involved in the deadly early morning West Coast Berbice accident has been identified as 36-year-old Shabana Latif of Brother’s Village, East Bank Berbice.

The accident also claimed the life of 23-year-old taxi driver Carlos Edwards along with 61-year-old ex-policeman Hookumchand Parmanand of No. 36 Village, Corentyne Berbice.

Edward’s six-month-old daughter, Carolyn and her mother, 27-year-old Joyclyn Cole were also injured in the accident along with 57-year-old Lakeram Mangal of 696 Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam.

According to the police report, Edwards lost control of his car during the early morning downpour and crashed into a lamp post and the fence of the GECOM office at Fort Wellington before ploughing into a GTT lamp pole and then finally turning turtle in a drain on the said southern side of the road.

They were rushed to the Fort Wellington Public Hospital where Ewards, Parmanand, and Latif were pronounced dead on arrival.

The other passengers were treated and later transferred to New Amsterdam Public Hospital for further treatment.

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