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Man, son killed on Essequibo Coast roadway

The car invokved in the accident.

A man and his son were Friday afternoon struck down by a car on the Essequibo Coast public road.

Police said the accident occured about 2 PM when Muntaz Baksh, 72 years, and his son Rasmat Baksh, 44 years, of Land of Plenty, Essequibo Coast, were walking along the Land of Plenty main road,

Investigators have been so far told that the men strayed into the path of a motor car that was proceeding in the same direction and were struck down.

They both received injuries and were taken to the Suddie Hospital where they were pronounced dead on arrival.

The driver of the motor vehicle has been arrested and is in police custody assisting with the investigations.