A 35-year-old mother, Seematie Chandra called Nanda, and her 6-year-old daughter Christine Sookdeo, called ‘Pretty,’ are now both dead, after the house they were living in, collapsed, pinning them in the process on Monday January 5, 2022 at about 16:00hrs.

According to Police reports, enquiries revealed that the mother and daughter were under the house feeding their puppies, when their Lower Bonasika Creek, Essequibo River, house collapsed.

Chandra and her daughter Christine resided at the said address with two other children and her 45-year-old husband, Tulsieram Sookdeo, who is also a farmer.

The deceased woman’s husband had reportedly left home about ten minutes before the incident occurred. At the time, his wife and children were at home. 

Police in a statement today, January 6, 2022 said, shortly after he received information from a neighbour  that his house collapsed and fell and that his wife and daughter, who were under the house feeding the puppies, were pinned under the house beams, he rushed home only to find his wife and daughter  pinned beneath the collapsed house.

With assistance from villagers, the bodies were removed and transported via boat to Parika Hubu Stelling, where the bodies were checked by the Police for marks of violence and blood was seen oozing from the mouth and nose of both deceased (mother and daughter).

The bodies were further transported to Leonora Cottage Hospital, where they were pronounced dead on arrival by a doctor on duty. On completion, the bodies were then escorted to Ezekiel funeral home, where they await Post Mortem Examination.

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