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A Fifty-Year-Old Man Takes A Fatal Fall From The Roof Of His House

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He had climbed onto the second-floor roof of his house to do some cleaning shortly before noon on Monday, July 10. Jean Paul Bruno Mourguin, a 58-year-old bricklayer also known as Colo, lost his balance at one point and fell to his death. An ambulance from the Service d’Aide Médicale d’Urgence (Samu) was called to his home in Cité Malherbes, Curepipe, but the doctor on board was only able to pronounce him dead. His body was then taken to the Victoria Hospital morgue in Candos for an autopsy.

At around 12.40pm on Monday July 10, the Eau-Coulée police station dispatched a team of officers to rue Lavoisier, Eau-Coulée, following a request. A Samu ambulance was already on site. Unfortunately, the doctor had already pronounced the man dead.  The scene was secured and forensic technicians arrived on the scene to collect clues and take samples that could help shed light on the circumstances of this tragedy.

On the instructions of Dr. Sudesh Kumar Gungadin, head of the police forensic department, the body was taken to the Candos hospital morgue for an autopsy. The autopsy was carried out at 5:30 p.m. on Monday July 10 by Dr. Maxwell Monvoisin, Principal Police Medical Officer. He attributed the 50-year-old’s death to multiple injuries.

The victim’s wife told investigators that her husband had climbed onto the roof that morning to clean the roof on the second floor of their home.

Jean Paul Mourguin’s funeral took place on Tuesday, July 11 at 2pm. After the funeral ceremony at Sainte Hélène church in Curepipe. He was subsequently buried in the Bigara cemetery.

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