Minibus drivers charged with causing death of brothers in Den Amstel

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Two minibus drivers were on Thursday placed on $300,000 bail each when they appeared at the Wales Magistrate’s Court to answer to two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

The court heard that on June 26, 2017, while on the Den Amstel public road, Mohendra Rambowar, 31, of Tuschen Housing Scheme and Devon Headley, 27, of Tuschen Housing Scheme drove their vehicles in dangerous manners, causing the death of 28-year-old Shemon West and his 19-year-old brother, Shalum Allen, both of Fellowship, West Coast Demerara.

The duo were placed on $150,000 bail, for each charge.

The case was adjourned to September 12, 2018, pending the completion of the police report.

INews had reported that on the day in question, the two brothers were returning home on a pedal cycle from the Leonora Police Station after uplifting car documents, when they met their demise.

Preliminary investigations revealed that a minibus bearing registration number BVV 8882 had stopped to put off passengers and as the two brothers were in the process of overtaking, the vehicle suddenly drove off.

However, in the process, its right-side front hit the left handle bar of the bicycle thus causing the two men to fall onto the roadway.

It was at this time another minibus with registration plates BVV 7042, which was heading in the opposite direction, drove over them.

The teen reportedly died on the spot while his brother, a father of two, succumbed at the Leonora Cottage Hospital.

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