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A Brazilian national lost his life on Wednesday afternoon after the tractor on which he was travelling toppled while ascending a hill at Central Baramita Village, Region One (Barima-Waini).
The dead man has been identified as ‘Peu’ of Barama Line, Baramita Village, North West District (NWD).
Based on reports received, Peu was a passenger on a tractor being driven by a 42-year-old Brazilian national, and while it was allegedly ascending a hill at the Central Baramita Village, the tractor dropped into a pothole and the driver lost control of the vehicle.
As a result, the deceased fell onto the roadway as the tractor began to roll downhill. It was then that his head was crushed. The injured man was taken to the Baramita Health Centre, where he was pronounced dead by the medic on duty. The body was later escorted to the Baramita Mortuary to await a post mortem examination.
The incident was reported to the Police, and an investigation has been launched. The driver of the tractor remains in Police custody.
Just one month ago, an incident involving a tractor resulted in the death of 71-year-old pensioner Martin Cedric Herman of Orealla, Corentyne River, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). He was operating the tractor at Orealla Backdam when the accident occurred at around 11:30h.
Reports indicate that that tractor was pulling a trailer loaded with lumber. At the time, five persons in addition to the driver were on the tractor and trailer.
Steve Cruickshauk, who is the cousin of the now dead man and the owner of the vehicle, said the tractor had a trailer filled with lumber attached. He pointed out that as they were transporting the lumber, the left side wheel of the tractor broke, causing the vehicle to topple. Herman was pinned underneath.