Mahaicony farmer crushed to death by water pump

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A farmer was on Sunday crushed to death by a water pump he was operating at his backdam located at Esau and Jacob Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara (ECD).

The dead man has been identified as 51-year-old Seegobin Persaud, a rice farmer of Mortis Mahaicony, ECD, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice).

Based on reports received, Persaud would normally pump water into his farmland with a water pump attached to a tractor.

He was seen going into his rice field on Sunday.

However, at about 15:00h, his son went to check on his father but instead found his dismembered body. The young man raised an alarm and the Police were contacted.

The severely injured man was taken to the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. An investigation has been launched into the gruesome incident.