Fourteen labourers, most of whom emerge from the Pomeroon, are fortunate to be alive after the truck in which they were venturing into the interior, toppled over, resulting in five persons being injured and another missing on Monday.
According to reports, Elvin Payton, of Airy Hall, Essequibo Coast, has not made any contact with his relatives.
Payton’s mother, Maureen, said that she continues to hear conflicting reports about the whereabouts of her only son and was not in a position to make any pronouncement until she is certain about his current location.
The injured are 21-year-old Kevin and Dillon George, both from Charity Extension Scheme; Ricklon Edwards, 33, from Jacklow, Pomeroon; Stefan Gomel; and Junior.
All of the injured parties were subsequently taken to the Suddie Public Hospital, where they received treatment and were discharged.
This newspaper spoke to both Edwards and Kevin George, moments after they were discharged.
Both men as well as Junior, sustained the most severe of the injuries. Edwards sustained cuts to his lip, faces and hands, while George sustained cuts about his body and injury to his head.
Junior, who sustained a broken leg, has since been transferred to Georgetown.
According to reports, the truck which is owned by Zambie Barakat, and was driven by Junior, was heading into Buck-Hall, 90 miles from the designated destination, on Monday.
Reports stated the driver of the truck lost control of the truck, which was travelling along a rocky area when it toppled into a ravine.
According to the injured persons, some of the men jump off of the truck to avoid being seriously injured.
Edwards who said Monday’s trip was his first into the interior, said that he was sitting at the back of the truck when the accident occurred. “I did not jump out of the truck, which resulted in me being injured, nevertheless.”
The injured man said that despite sustaining head injuries he would like to make another trip into the interior, since he was earning an honest living.
George who sustained cuts to his eye, face, head and foot, also said Monday’s trip was his first. He too was sitting at the back of the truck when it encountered problems. He too has said that he would venture back into the interior when he gets well.
The truck was said to be fully loaded with diesel and foodstuff.
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