Excavation caused Linden mudslide, no casualties reported – REO

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An early mudslide at Poker Street, Wismar, Linden on Wednesday was caused by a private contractor doing some excavation works in the area. According to the Regional Executive Officer Dwight John, preliminary investigations revealed that the excavation was not being done properly.

“Some private person was doing an excavation and they were not doing it right and the hill came down and washed across the road,” John told the News Room.

One of the houses damaged during the mudslide

Initial reports indicated that the excavator operator was trapped under the mud but John said no casualties were reported. The operator reportedly fled the scene after the incident.

Damages caused by the mudslide on Wednesday

“The operator was not injured and he apparently fled the scene because he wasn’t in the machine,” John related.
Meanwhile, the Guyana Fire Service and Police are on the scene accessing the damages.

Two houses were damaged.

“One of the houses has been pushed down completely and the other is badly damaged,” John said.

Damages caused by the mudslide on Wednesday

It is unclear at this time was sort of excavation was being conducted.

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