Walton Hall ‘fish vendor’ burnt alive
A fish vendor of Walton Hall in Region Two (Pomeroon – Supernaam) lost his life just after noon on Thursday after his home went up in flames.
Dead is 60-year-old Ramdass Samdass, a father of two.
Unable to help himself he was burnt alive during the fire while his common-law wife Serogene Persaud escaped unhurt; she is currently assisting police with their investigations.
Samdass charred remains lay in the debris of the burnt building for some time before being taken to the Suddie Mortuary where it awaits an autopsy.
Neighbours say they saw the fire but there was no time to save the house or the man.
“Everything happened so fast. We saw he jumped the window but the fire was still on him. We called the fire service but when they arrived, he already died,” a relative related.
When the News Room visited the scene, the small wooden house was completely gutted. The house was constructed by one of the largest charitable Non-Governmental Organisation in Guyana – Food for the Poor.
Samdass was said to be a jolly and helpful person. The incident has left many persons in the community shocked.