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A Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD) man died on Saturday after he jumped off the pedestrian overpass at Diamond.
Dead is Navin Surujpaul. Reports are at about 15:30h the man removed the barriers set up by construction workers and made his way onto the structure. The 40-year-old man then jumped from the structure onto the roadway. Construction workers went to his aid and rushed him to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he succumbed to his injuries.
The EBD pedestrian overpasses at Houston, Peter’s Hall, Eccles, Providence and Diamond, are soon to be complete. Earlier in the year, Minister of State Joseph Harmon had announced that a US$364,000 contract was awarded for the pedestrian overpass at Diamond and a US$1 million contract for those at Houston, Peter’s Hall and at Eccles.
The construction of the overpasses at Houston, Eccles and Peter’s Hall were awarded to B&J Civil Works whilst those at Providence and Diamond were given to S Jagmohan Hardware.
The overpass projects are part of the Public Infrastructure Ministry’s efforts to improve road safety countrywide.