Rice farmer dies after tractor topples

Rice farmer Robert Kendall of Number 46 Village, Corentyne, East Berbice died when the tractor he was operating in a field at Number 46 Village toppled and pinned him underneath.
According to his 23-year-old son Gavin Kendall, he and his father were operating the tractor about a quarter of a mile away from the Corentyne Highway when the vehicle turned turtle at about 14:00h and pinned his father.
The grieving son explained that with the aid of other farmers in the area, he was able to get his father from under the tractor, and he rushed him to the Port Mourant Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. A post mortem is shortly expected to be performed on Kendall’s body.
64-year-old Hatim Khan, also called ‘Jackson,’ of Lot 13 Adelphi Village, East Canje, died on May 31 when a tractor turned turned and pinned him at New Forest, East Canje.