A 39-year-old Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice (WCB) man lost his life following an accident on the Bath Settlement Public Road.Dead is Laikram Ninesingh, of 175 Block D Bath Settlement. He was killed about 18:30h on Old Year’s Day by a minibus.Dead: Laikram NinesinghEyewitnesses say the man was crossing the road when he was hit and he died on the spot.According to reports, minibus BVV 2961, driven by a 25-year-old resident of Belladrum Village, WCB, was proceeding west along the Public Road reportedly very fast when Ninesingh, who was alleged to have suddenly begun crossing the road, ended up in the path of the vehicle and was struck down.The injured man was picked up and rushed to the Fort Wellington Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.According to the dead man’s mother, Rapam Kumiri, there were many persons on the road at the time of the accident.She explained that there was a barbecue not far away and the area was crowded. The bus, she noted, was at the time travelling at a fast rate.Singh, a father of one, worked as a cane harvester and during the out-of-crop season, he worked as a security guard.He had been performing security duties for the past three months at a site a short distance from where the accident occurred.Meanwhile, the bus driver has been taken into custody and is assisting with the investigation. Police have since released the bus to its owner.
Powercuts have spread across Donegal this evening with hundreds of more homes without electricity.Homes in Ramelton and Milford had been without power.It followed an Orange Warning from Met Eireann where forecasters warned of wind gusts of up to 130km/hr. But now power outages have occurred in many other places including Glenswilly, Letterkenny, Keadue, Burtonport, Arranmore Island and Fanad.The ESB emergency telephone line has crashed because of the volume of calls.The ESB said more than 2,500 homes are without power – and they had hoped to restore most services by 9pm.However it now looks increasingly unlikely that power will be restored to many of the areas affected until after midnight. Met Eireann have said the North West of the country will be the worst hit with major gusts of wind overnight.People are being warned to take care if out and about this evening.There are no reports yet of any injuries although there are some trees down on the outskirts of Letterkenny.There are also some reports of flooding.AA Roadwatch is warning motorists to be careful of flooding on the N56 at Creeslough. MORE HOMES PLUNGED INTO DARKNESS AS STORM TAKES GRIP was last modified: November 3rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalESB power outagesstorm