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1 dead, over 10 seriously injured in Zeeburg Public Road accident

The minibus with the passengers

Thirty-seven-year-old Gaitree Sewsankar was killed on Saturday after a minibus collided with her on the Zeeburg Public Road, West Coast Demerara (WCD).

Sewsankar, who hails from Sister's Village, West Bank Demerara (WBD), was killed at around 14:30h.

MTV News Update understands that the accident involved motor lorry GWW 6801, driven by 31-year-old Christopher Rufino, minibus BTT 1676, driven by Vickram Persaud, and minibus BAB 1864, driven by Devon Daziel, 35.

There were 14 passengers in minibus BAB 1864, which crashed into two pedestrians, Sewsankar and Alea Sase, both of Sister's Village, WBD.

Enquiries disclosed that minibus BAB 1864 was heading east along the northern side of the road at an alleged fast rate of speed with the 14 passengers on board when an unknown motor car which was heading in front of the minibus, turned left into School Street, Zeeburg.

The driver of the minibus Devon Daziel pulled right to avoid colliding with the motor car, and while doing so, he collided with the right-side front portion of the motor lorry, which was heading west in the opposite direction.

As a result of the collision, the minibus also collided with minibus BTT 1676, which was parked on the northern side facing east, and further collided with the two pedestrians.

One of the pedestrians, Sewsankar, ended up under minibus BAB1864. All passengers, including the driver and pedestrian, were seriously injured, and they were taken to Leonora Cottage Hospital by passerby vehicles, where they were all treated, and Sewsankar was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty.

The driver of minibus BAB 1864, along with three of the passengers Imtiaz Ishmeal, Sydney Stephen, and Raysidea Marian, were transferred to the West Demerara Regional Hospital, where they were further treated by the doctors on duty.

The body of the deceased woman was later taken to the Ezekiel Mortuary for storage and Post Mortem Examination.

The drivers were tested for alcohol, and no trace was found. Notwithstanding, investigations are continuing.

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