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The family of a 52-year-old woman received the shock of their lives on Wednesday after learning that she was crushed to death by a falling tree at Nessano Backdam, North West District (NWD), Region One (Barima-Waini).
The dead woman was identified as Domelley Cyrus of Port Kaituma Water Front, NWD.
Based on reports received, the now dead woman had only started working as a cook in a camp on Sunday last.
However, on the day in question, the owner of the camp told Police that he along with his other employees left Cyrus at the campsite and went to work at around 14:00h.
He said while working he received a telephone call stating that a tree had fallen on his camp and was summoned to the scene. He and his crew left their work and went to the scene where they observed the motionless body of the woman lying under the fallen tree.
The woman was picked up and taken to the Port Kaituma Hospital but it was too late. She was pronounced dead on arrival. It is still unclear what caused the tree to fall but an investigation has been launched.