Soldier who survived GDF explosion identified

Quincy Threlfall

One of the soldiers who survived the explosion this morning at the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Base Camp Stephenson has been identified as 43-year-old Quincy Threlfall.

He is a father of two.

Three of his colleagues died in the explosion which occurred at the Arms Store Complex at around 09:00hrs this morning.

Another soldier was also injured.

Threlfall was air-dashed to the GDF’s Headquarters at Base Camp Ayanganna where he was transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital for treatment. He is said to be in a stable condition.

The GDF said the soldiers were preparing pyrotechnics for demolition when the incident occurred.

An investigation has been launched.