Two die in Christmas morning accident at Le Destin
Two persons died and several others were injured in an accident at Le Destin, East Bank Essequibo on Monday.
A statement from Police Headquarters noted that the accident occurred at about 06:00hrs.
The two men who died, both of whom are residents of De Kinderen, West Coast Demerara, were identified as 25 year old Lechan Mangal and 26 year old Stephon Basdeo.
The accident involved motorcar # PXX 872, driven Mangal with occupant Basdeo and Aubrey Hardy, a 27-year-old of De Kinderen.
Investigations so far indicate that the car was proceeding East along the northern side of the road at a fast rate when Mangal lost control and collided with a container on the parapet.
As a result of the collision, Mangal and Basdeo received injuries on their bodies and both men were picked up in an unconscious state and taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where they were seen and examined by a doctor on duty who pronounced them dead.
The bodies were escorted to Ezekiel Funeral Home and are awaiting autopsies.
Hardy, who received head injuries, is receiving treatment at Leonora Cottage Hospital, where his condition is regarded as stable.