Pensioner dies after falling off veranda

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Dead: Fazil Hussain

A pensioner has died hours after falling off the veranda of his home at Mibicuri, Black Bush Polder, Corentyne.

Construction workers who were working on a house in front of his home last Sunday reportedly observed 76-year-old Fazil Hussain lying in a hammock calling for help, and when they ventured into his yard, they realised that he has fallen and was bleeding.

The carpenters informed the man’s granddaughter, who resides in a house at the back of the yard.

This online publication was told Hussain said he had fallen from the veranda at about 11:00h, but it was not until 15:00h that the construction workers heard his cry for help. However, as he was being rushed to the hospital, he succumbed to his injuries.

A neighbour, Natasha Rooplall, told this newspaper that Hussain, who lived alone, frequently consumed alcohol, and was often in a drunken state. She said she had known him for more than three decades, and he had been like a father to her and a grandfather to her children.

Police had initially detained the construction workers and the man’s granddaughter in custody for questioning, but later released them.

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