Moruca man succumbs to snake bite

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Dead: Paul David

A MORUCA man on Sunday succumbed to a snake bite he sustained on Old Year’s Day in the Region One area.Dead is Paul David of Haimaruni Moruca. The middle-aged man, who is well-known in the Roman Catholic Church in the area, died at the Suddie Hospital on the Essequibo Coast while receiving treatment.

He was first treated at the hospital at Moruca on Saturday.

According to reports, a young man from the sub-region is also being treated at the Suddie Hospital for a snake bite.

Residents reported that snakes are known to roam the hinterland community during wet-weather conditions. They have called on persons to exercise caution while walking around the villages at Moruca.