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Guyana: Child, 7, crushed to death in Agricola accident; truck on fire

By News Room Guyana

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Dead: Ciara Benjamin

(NEWS ROOM GUYANA) — The truck that crashed into a little girl on the Agricola Public Road, East Bank Demerara is now up in flames.

It is unclear how the truck caught fire. The driver was earlier caught and beaten by residents and later rescued by police who placed him in custody.

The little girl was pinned under the truck on top of the road’s median Saturday afternoon.

She was identified as seven-year-old Ciara Benjamin of Kitty, Georgetown.

The child died instantly after the truck crashed into her as she was waiting to cross the road with an aunt. [News Room’s photo]

The child died instantly after the truck crashed into her as she was waiting to cross the road with her aunt, Samantha Barry.

Gruesome photos of the child show her body pinned under the front of the truck as it rests on the median. When the truck was finally moved, the child’s body was in half.

The accident has caused a huge build-up in traffic. It is unclear at this time what caused the truck driver to crash into the child.

Gruesome photos of the child show her body pinned under the front of the truck as it rests on the median. [News Room photo]

BELOW IS THE EARLIER REPORT

A horrendous accident on the Agricola Public Road, East Bank Demerara has left a little girl pinned under a truck on top of the road’s median Saturday afternoon.

The child died instantly after the truck crashed into her as she was waiting to cross the road with an aunt.

Gruesome photos of the child show her body pinned under the front of the truck as it rests on the median.

Her name and age have not yet been released as her aunt remains in shock.

One of the child’s leg is also severed.

The accident has caused a huge build-up in traffic. It is unclear at this time what caused the truck driver to crash into the child.

The News Room will provide more information when it becomes available.

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One comment

  1. people take yall time when crossing the roads please and also learn to use the pedestrian crossings properly. the proper way is to wait on the crossing and let the drivers stop for you to cross. dont just cross the thing like yall mad and yall will tell the drivers oh if they had hit yall.

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