first_imgA porter of Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) is now dead after he fell from a moving truck on Sunday night.Dead is Dinesh Ramcharran, 26, of Tabatinga, Lethem.According to reports, Ramcharran fell to his death around 18:30h, as he was journeying to Central Rupununi’s Kumu trail from Lethem.This publication understands that Ramcharran was sitting on the cab of the truck when he fell off as the driver was manoeuvring through rough terrain.The driver stopped to check on the porter after some time had passed without any sign Ramcharran was still on the truck, and realised that the porter was missing.A search was launched and the now dead man’s motionless body was found lying on the trail some distance away.He was then rushed to the Lethem Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The 23-year-old driver has been taken into custody at the Lethem Police Station.This newspaper was told that a breathalyser test was done on the driver, which showed that his blood alcohol level was above the legal limit.Ramcharran’s body is presently at the Lethem Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.An investigation has been launched into the incident.last_img

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