Youth dies in Land of Canaan accident

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DEAD: Mahendra Ryan Deokie

A 20-year-old Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara (EBD) construction worker is the country’s latest road fatality following a vehicular accident on the Land of Canaan Public Road earlier this morning.

Dead is Mahendra Ryan Deokie of Lot 4, Soesdkye, EBD. Three other occupants of the car which he was driving were among those who sustained injuries.

According to reports , Deokie was driving a  motorcar bearing registration, PPP 972, south along the roadway at Land of Canaan, allegedly at a fast rate, when  he lost control of the vehicle and collided with a jeep and a minibus which were heading in the opposite direction.

Deokie and his friends, Nicholas Morrison , Amerita Mohanlall and Emily Persaud sustained the brunt of the injuries following the impact. They were rushed to the Diamond hospital for medical attention; Deokie died while receiving medical attention.

His body was taken to the Lyken funeral home where it is awaiting a Post Mortem Examination. Police investigations are in progress. (Rabindra Rooplall)