GEORGETOWN –– A popular pharmacist of Bush Lot Village, West Coast Berbice, and a second occupant of a car were killed in a horrific accident at Bath Settlement yesterday afternoon. Four others are listed as critical.
Dead are Canadian-based Guyanese Shiv Hanoman, 48, and tattoo artist Neru Bankay, 22, of Bush Lot Housing Scheme.
The accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. and it involved a BMW convertible bearing number plate PFF 6999 driven by now deceased Bankay. The car was heading east to Rosignol. Reports state that Bankay attempted to overtake a truck and crashed head-on into a car coming from the opposite direction.
The impact caused the BMW to immediately burst into flames, according to eyewitnesses.
On lookers watched from a safe distance as the two men perished. When the fire was eventually extinguished the body of the Canadian-based Guyanese was burnt beyond recognition. Bankay’s was identifiable.
Traffic officer in charge of “B” Division, Deputy Superintendent Boodnarine Persaud, told media operatives that the hired car HC 5367 had five occupants, including the driver, identified as Nigel Trotz, he sustained a broken right leg and abrasions.
The passengers listed as critical are Rookiin Sooklall, 48, Karmen Marks and Phyllis Corlette, 41, who sustained head injuries. Fiona Rasool, 32, suffered internal bleeding.