A student attached to the Bygeval Secondary School, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara (ECD) collapsed and died on Tuesday morning as he was preparing for school.
Dead is 15-year-old Triston Assaye of Mahaica, ECD. He reportedly died as a result of a raptured artery in his brain.
Based on reports received, the teenager was already dressed in his school uniform when he complained to his mother of feeling unwell.
The mother, who is a nurse and works at a clinic close to their home, advised him to see a doctor before heading to school. This was the last time she had a conversation with her son.
The teen’s aunt, Sandra Henry, told Guyana Times that the teenager was walking out the house and suddenly fainted. After regaining consciousness, the lad was taken to the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital. However, while receiving medical treatment, he lost consciousness for a second time.
Shortly after, the 15-year-old succumbed. Henry stated that a Post-Mortem Examination (PME) was done on the same day and it proved that he died as a result of a rupture inside of his brain.
She explained that prior to Assaye fainting, he never complained of any ailments, and was never diagnosed with any illnesses.
The woman said that the youth was an athlete at his school and would usually participate in sports such as long jump and football.
The lad’s relatives are in a state of shock as they attempt to cope with his demise. Assaye leaves to mourn his parents and his eight-year-old brother.
Meanwhile, Police Commander of Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), Superintendent, Yonette Stephen, when contacted by this publication on Monday confirmed that the lad had died from natural causes.