Local DJ dies after car crashes, bursts into flames
Popular Disc Jockey Wavel “DJ Bashment” Sabsook called Javid of Lot 196 Samtta Point, Grove, East Bank
Demerara (EBD) died early Sunday morning when the vehicle he was travelling in crashed into a fence and burst into flames.
Reports are that the DJ, 31, was with a friend Shameer Mohammed, heading home from a party when the accident occurred about 05:00h in front of the Distribution Services Limited (DSL), Diamond, EBD.
This newspaper was told that the impact of the collision caused the DJ, not wearing a seatbelt, to hurtle through the window of the vehicle, landing on the roadside and the car bursting into flame. Mohammed survived with minor injuries.
According to the entertainer’s mother, Bibi Sabsook, the young man told her that he was going to “look after a music system over the river and would be home early” as he is the owner of ‘Bashment Family Sound System’.
She recalled that at about 05:30h she heard persons shouting “Bashment lives here! Bashment lives here!” and she peeped outside and noticed a car parked with the headlights facing their home. She said that she thought it was someone coming to rent her son’s system but they called to her telling her that her son was in an accident.
The distraught mother went to the scene of the accident and noticed her son’s lifeless body lying on the road.
Flustered, the mother said her son was taken by the Police to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre and then transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The mother added that Wavel is her only son, having lost her daughter 31 years ago and her husband 23 years ago.
At the home, scores of relatives and friends were comforting the grieve-struck family and were assisting in preparation for wake.
Sabsook was described as a kind-hearted young man, who always wore a smile.
Sabsook leaves to mourn his daughter of four years, common-law wife Cynthya Chanballi, and mother. (Romario Samaroo)