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Minibus overturns at Ratho Mill with 22 persons on board

Minibus overturns at Ratho Mill with 22 persons on board


TWENTY of the 22 people on board an omnibus that ran off the road on Sunday evening have been treated and discharged from the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.

According to a police report, members of the Wesleyan Holiness Church at Buccament, mostly children, boarded omnibus H 3791, owned{{more}} by Brian Hadaway of Buccament and driven by Junior Marshall of Redemption Sharpes, headed for Georgetown to attended a church function.

SEARCHLIGHT further understands that at about 6:30 p.m, while the bus was making its way back from Georgetown, on reaching the vicinity between Barefoot Yacht Charters and Caribbean Flavours restaurant at Ratho Mill, the driver experienced some difficulties, which resulted in the bus driving over an embankment.

All of the persons on board were then rushed to the hospital, where 20, including the driver, were treated and discharged that same night or yesterday morning.

Two persons, Enville Neil and Hyacinth Cyrus, are still patients at the hospital, undergoing treatment for injuries sustained.

Sir Louis Straker, former representative for the Central Leeward constituency, who was at the hospital on Sunday evening, wished the injured persons a speedy recovery.

“They are all sitting in there with bruises and broken limbs. Had it not been for the mercy of God, the situation could have been worse,” said Straker, who will again contest the Central Leeward seat on a Unity Labour Party ticket.

Investigations are ongoing into the accident.