Woman burnt to death after pinned inside minibus involved in head-on collision


A head-on collision between a minibus and a motor pick-up on the Mabura Trail on Thursday afternoon resulted in the death of a female Cuban national.

Police Headquarters, in a statement, noted that the vehicles burst into flames after colliding and while the drivers and other passengers managed to escape, the woman – who Police did not identify – was pinned inside the minibus and burnt to death.

According to the Police Force’s statement, the incident occurred at about 15:20 hrs between 39 and 40 Miles.

The minibus ,#BVV 5815, is owned by Eon Sinclair of  Kitty, Georgetown and was being driven by 35-year-old Kirk Allicock, a licensed driver.

He had 13 passengers (both Indian and Cuban nationals) inside the car. Police said the registration number and driver’s name for the pick-up are not known.

According to the release, the minibus was proceeding to Mabura on the left side of the trail and while negotiating a left bend, the motor pick-up, which was proceeding in the opposite direction, collided with the front portion of the minibus.

As a result of the collision, both vehicles burst into flames; the victim was seated behind the driver.

The driver and the other passengers received injuries and were taken to Linden Hospital, where four persons (two males and two females) were treated and referred to the Georgetown Public Hospital.

The investigation is ongoing.

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