Mar 12, 2013 News
A garbage disposal truck driver and his colleague yesterday narrowly escaped death after the truck on which they were working, burst into flames.
According to the truck driver, Gavin Griffith, of 20 West La Penitence, the incident occurred around 15:00 hours in the vicinity of the Richard Ishmael Secondary School, Woolford Avenue. Griffith said that he was driving along the Avenue toward the US Embassy when he noticed the vehicle overheating.
The man added that a section of the inside of the truck got “red hot” so he and his colleague quickly exited the truck to get water when within seconds the truck burst into flames. No one was injured. Two fire tenders quickly responded to the scene. The entire front of the truck was destroyed by the fire. One man was seen with a fire extinguisher trying to quell the blaze even before the tenders arrived.
The blazing truck caused a traffic jam in the busy Woolford Avenue. Fortunately most of the schools through the area had just closed for the day.
Fire tenders were able to save the back of the truck but from all indications the entire engine has been destroyed.
Jun 23, 2021Kaieteur News – The Guyana Badminton Association Team of President Gokarn Ramdhani, Vice President Ayanna Watson and Secretary Emelia Ramdhani along with National and International Champions...
Kaieteur News – I met Leyland DeCambra at the beginning of the 70s. It was a friendship that has lasted ever since.... more
By Sir Ronald Sanders More commonality was shown by CARICOM countries in a vote on Tuesday June 15 at the Organisation of... more
Freedom of speech is our core value at Kaieteur News. If the letter/e-mail you sent was not published, and you believe that its contents were not libellous, let us know, please contact us by phone or email.
Feel free to send us your comments and/or criticisms.
Contact: 624-6456; 225-8452; 225-8458; 225-8463; 225-8465; 225-8473 or 225-8491.
Or by Email: [email protected] / [email protected]