first_imgFive men attached to the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) have been hospitalised after the fire engine in which they were travelling veered off the road and crashed into a daycare centre under construction at De Kinderen, West Coast Demerara.The injured men have been identified as: vehicle driver Section Leader Troy Gravesande, 45, and firemen Adrian Benjamin, 24; Quinton Damon, 36; Errol Hyman, 42; and Bryant Bobb, 20.Based on reported received, fire tender PRR 1635 had responded to a fire at Parika, East Bank Essequibo, and was returning to the Leonora Fire Station, at about 14:30h, when the accident occurred.Workers from a mechanic shop opposite the daycare centre ran to assist the men, pulling them from the blazing vehicle and rushing them to the West Demerara Regional Hospital, where they were admitted.At time of the incident, workers were not on site, as construction of the daycare facility had ceased as a result of the inclement weather.Residents of the area have reported that the fire truck was heading at a fast rate around a turn when the driver lost control and the vehicle toppled, crashing into daycare center under construction.An investigation has been launched.last_img

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