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A Brazilian miner is now dead after he lost control of his All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) which toppled and pinned him on Monday.
Dead is 58-year-old Raimunda Alves De Sousa, a Brazilian national of Sandhill Oku, Mazaruni, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).
Reports are De Sousa died on the Oku Trail, Mazaruni, on Monday at around 12:15h. It was reported that De Sousa was on the western side of the trail heading up a hill in a northern direction when he reportedly fell into a hole and lost control of the ATV.
As a result, the ATV toppled, pinning him underneath. He received severe injuries about his body and was picked up in an unconscious state by cops and taken to the Bartica Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Investigations are ongoing.
Just recently 53-year-old Clarence Williams of Port Kaituma, North West District (NWD) in Region One (Barima-Waini), sustained serious injuries about his body after the All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) he was riding toppled.
Less than one week after the accident, he succumbed to his injures at the Georgetown Public Hospital.
It was reported that on the day of the accident, Williams was driving an unregistered ATV.
This newspaper understands that he was proceeding north along the western side of Floor Access Road at Port Kaituma, at a fast pace, and while negotiating a right turn, he lost control of the ATV and it toppled in a north-westerly direction.
Following the accident, he was picked up in an unconscious state by public-spirited citizens and placed in a passing motor vehicle, which took him to the Port Kaituma District Hospital. As a result of the injuries he sustained, he was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital for treatment and remained there as a patient until he died. (G9)