Death toll climbs in Guyana crash
GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The death toll in the vehicular accident in Susannah village, Corentyne Berbice, rose to 13 on Friday and hospital authorities said that at least five others were critically injured.
Officials at the New Amsterdam Hospital said that a baby is among those killed when a truck collided with a mini-bus.
None of those killed has so far been identified.
But there are conflicting reports as to the cause of the accident. One report suggested that the truck blew a tyre causing the driver to lose control and slam into the minibus, while other reports said that the minibus had been speeding in heavy rainfall here. (CMC)