Excavation works cause landslide in Linden

Joint Services ranks spent hours searching for an excavator operator, who persons claimed had gone missing following a landslide that occurred at Poker Street, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) on Wednesday.
Reports are that the landslide was reportedly triggered by a private contractor who was conducting excavation works in the area to facilitate drainage works.
Two houses and electricity poles were damaged as a result of the landslide. This has left several elderly persons homeless.
Guyana Times understands that the excavation works in the area were being done to facilitate proper drainage after constant flooding.
However, after hours of searching for the 34-year-old operator, officials confirmed that the man had fled the scene unhurt, leaving the equipment behind.
Wednesday’s landslide left a part of Poker Street, Linden blocked off as mud and sand settled across the access road.
An investigation was launched, and the regional administration has committed to providing support to the persons who were affected. (G9)