Two new victims were added to the black list of road accidents on the evening of Tuesday 20 September in Union Ducray in the south of the country. This brings the death toll on our roads to 73. Mohammad Nazhrool Peerbux, 29, and Abhinav Pitumbur, 21, also known as Divesh, were killed instantly after being thrown out of the Toyota Vitz they were travelling in. This was after the vehicle hit a tree head-on. Nasveer Peerbux, 20, brother of Nazhrool Peerbux, who was also in the car, was injured. He was admitted to Jawaharlall Nehru Hospital in Rose-Belle. The autopsy performed on the bodies of the two youths attributed their deaths to multiple injuries.
It was around 9.40pm on Tuesday evening, September 20, that this terrible accident occurred on the Royal Road in Ducray Union. A team of police officers from the Souillac police station, led by Sergeant Jognee, went to the scene immediately after being alerted. They discovered a grey Toyota Vitz car that had been seriously damaged. The bodies of two men were lying on the asphalt. They were already dead. An ambulance from the Emergency Medical Service was on the scene of the accident. The doctor on board had to certify the death of the two men.
The fire brigade from the St Aubin fire station arrived on the scene and removed the body of a young man from what remained of the car. He was taken care of by the Samu staff and taken to the Jawaharlall Nehru Hospital in Rose-Belle. The two dead men were identified as Nazhrool Peerbux of the
The two bodies were taken to the Souillac Hospital mortuary before being transferred to the Victoria Hospital mortuary in Candos for an autopsy on Wednesday morning, September 21. The autopsy, performed by Dr Sudesh Kumar Gungadin, head of the police forensic department, attributed the death to multiple injuries. He also took samples for toxicological tests.
According to information obtained by investigators of the Souillac police, Abhinav Pitumbur and Nasveer Peerbux are two childhood friends. That Tuesday morning, September 20, Abhinav Pitumbur had a medical appointment in Phoenix. He had asked his friend Nasveer Peerbux to accompany him. Abhinav Pitumbur had informed his relatives about the appointment and that he was planning to go to Bagatelle Mall afterwards. On his way home, he stopped at La Flora to pick up Nazhrool Peerbux, his friend’s brother from his workplace at Innodis.
It was on this return journey that Abhinav Pitumbur, who owned a restaurant, lost control of his vehicle before it collided head-on with a Terminalia tree on the right-hand side of this road. The impact was so severe that Nazhrool Peerbux, who was sitting next to Abhinav Pitumbur, was thrown to the asphalt. Abhinav Peerbux was a licensed driver. Nazhrool Peerbux was married and had a 3 year old child.
The funerals of these two young people took place on Wednesday 21 September in the village of Surinam. An investigation has been launched to determine the exact circumstances of this tragedy.