A 28-year-old man was electrocuted on Sunday afternoon while assisting a pensioner who was involved in an accident along the Zeelugt Public Road, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).
Police said that Seeram Jainarine also known as ‘Akash’, 28 years of Lot 300 Tuschen North, EBE died around 6 pm on Sunday after the crane which he was operating came into contact with a Guyana Power and Light (GPL) electrical wire.
It was likely that he was trying to lift the immobilised vehicle onto the rear of his trailer and accidentally got into contact with the live wire.
According to a police report, 70-year-old Orlando Braithwaite, a resident of Sophia was involved in an accident along the public road.
He was taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital by the assistant where he was pronounced dead.
The body was later escorted to the Ezekiel Funeral Parlour, awaiting a post mortem examination.