Unidentified man found dead in Norton Street drain

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The unidentified man slumped in the drain.
The unidentified man slumped in the drain.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – A man believed to be drunk lost his life after he fell into a drain on Norton Street, Georgetown on Sunday night (May 11).

Reports indicate that the man of East Indian decent was last seen sitting on the bridge of Lot 34 Norton Street Wortmanville mumbling to himself.

The man, who remains unidentified, according to witnesses is not from the area but was heard proclaiming that he was from the Albouystown/ Charlestown environs.

“He ask me fuh a bus fare cause he said he ain’t got no money and I just ignore he cause he de smelling high on the liquor…I walked away and a few minutes later I see a crowd start to gather at the bridge and when I come I see he head in the gutter and he two foot sprawl up in the air,” one woman recounted.

Another report is that he was seen walking on Norton Street staggering before stumbling into the drain, head first.

The drain contained mostly slush mud and about an inch of water. Residents summoned the police who arrived and searched his pockets but found only twenty Guyana dollars.

There was no form of identification on his person. Minutes later the undertakers arrived and the body was taken to the Lyken Funeral home. From all accounts the body bore no signs of violence.

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