Woodcutter killed after tree tumbles on him in Pomeroon

first_imgA wood cutter from La Union, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), was killed after a tree crashed on him at Apiarco in the Upper Pomeroon River. Dead is Moses Gonsalves, 51, also known as “Squash”.Reports are that he left his Essequibo Coast home weeks ago venturing into the Pomeroon River to harvest wood. He was accompanied by a worker Rayan Lloyd.Dead: Moses GonsalvesThis newspaper was informed that on Thursday Gonsalves was left cutting wood while Lloyd went to fetch some materials from another location.According to the now dead man’s daughter, Sherena Gonsalves, the family received the tragic news Friday morning. The saddened daughter said Lloyd, who works as a handyman with her father, informed the family of the incident.“He told us that a tree fell on daddy and killed him. He said he heard the chain saw noise stop but he thought daddy was taking a rest (but) after some time he went and discovered him in a pool of blood.”She related that her father was then transported by Police to the Charity Oscar Joseph Hospital where doctors confirmed him dead.The chain saw operator’s body is at the Suddie Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.Police have since taken statements from Lloyd.Gonsalves leaves to mourn his wife and three children.last_img read more

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