Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 34-year-old carpenter, who died almost instantly on Monday last after being electrocuted whilst on a fishing trip with his family at Coverden, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
Dead is 34-year-old Orlando Ramnarine also called “Lando” of Sarah Johanna, EBD.
Initial reports surrounding the man’s death indicate that on the day in question, the father of three, his wife, Aronva Parmanand, and his brother-in-law were out on a fishing trip at El Sol Farm, commonly called the “cherry farm” on the East Bank of Demerara.
At about 13:30h on the said day, Ramnarine was in the process of casting his fishing net when it came into contact with a live exposed electrical wire, which subsequently caused the now dead man to instantly collapse.
Police ranks who later arrived at the scene examined Ramnarine’s body and confirmed his death. The dead man’s body was later removed by undertakers and is currently at the Lyken Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem.
However, Ramnarine’s widowed wife still remains in a state of shock since she was the only person who witnessed her husband’s unexpected death.
In an effort to utter a few words, the visibly frustrated woman appealed for the public’s assistance, as she explained that he was the sole provider of the family.
“He was the only one who use to provide for me, I don’t have a house on my own, I only get my three children. I have these three children to take care of now and I don’t know how I will do that…I need justice for my husband” the grieving woman cried.
Meanwhile, this publication understands that the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) disconnected the exposed wire moments after Ramnarine’s death.
The single mother is asking for the public’s support, to take care of her now fatherless children. Those who wish to assist the family can contact +592 682 6868.