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Two Deaths On Our Roads 24 Hours

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Two new victims have been added to the black series of road accidents in the space of 24 hours. The latest is a ploughman from the Midlands who lost his life on Wednesday morning, July 5, when a 4 x 4 crashed into a metal basket in which he and a colleague were standing on the side of a road in Dubreuil. Adarshsing Sunnoo, 27, was run over by a van on his electric bicycle on Tuesday morning, July 4, at the junction of Allées Jacques and Tamarin in Bambous.

It was around 6.50 a.m. on Wednesday July 5 when the accident occurred on rue Raffray, Dubreuil. A 4×4 travelling on this road collided with a metal basket that was partly overhanging the road. Two ploughmen inside were preparing to fill the basket with a load of cane, and were knocked off their feet. Dharamraj Bhundoo, 52, and his colleague Manoj Kumar Martadoo, 55, both from the village of Dubreuil, were seriously injured. They were taken to the Jawaharlall Nehru hospital in Rose-Belle for treatment. Dharamraj Bhundoo did not survive his injuries.  Manoj Kumar Martadoo was admitted to the ward. His condition is considered stable. Dharamraj Bhundoo’s body was transported to the Victoria Candos Hospital morgue for an autopsy. The autopsy, carried out by Dr. Sudesh Kumar Gungadin, head of the police forensic department, attributed his death to multiple injuries.

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The driver of the 4 x 4, a 78-year-old man from the Midlands, was given an alcohol test. The test was negative. He was arrested on a provisional charge of manslaughter. Investigators at the Dubreuil police station are also looking into whether the owner of the metal basket was responsible for the accident.

On Tuesday morning, July 4, at 9.25 a.m., Adarshsing Sunnoo, a resident of Allée Tamarin, Bambous, was killed when the electric bicycle he was riding was hit head-on by a van. The van, driven by a 27-year-old technical officer from Clairfonds N0 1, Vacoas, had not stopped at a stop line. The van headed towards Geoffroy, Bambous. Arriving at the corner of Geoffroy and Allée Tamarin, it failed to stop at a stop line. It was at this precise moment that Adarshsing Sunnoo’s electric bicycle was overturned.

The victim was taken by police officers from Bambous police station to Victoria Hospital, Candos in a police vehicle. On arrival at the hospital, she had already given up the ghost. The autopsy performed by Dr Prem Chamane, Principal Police Medical Officer at the Candos hospital morgue, attributed the death to multiple injuries.

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