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Bees kill sugar industry worker


Ramesh “Satesh” Lalaram.

One sugar estate worker was killed and another hospitalized after a swarm of Africanized bees attacked them aback Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice, authorities said.


Dead is 56-year old Ramesh “Satesh” Lalaram
of Church Street, Bath Settlement. He was employed by the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) for 23 years.

Hospitalised is Alta Ally.

Eight others were treated at the Fort Wellington Hospital, West Coast Berbice and sent away.

Demerara Waves Online News was told that the bees attacked the members of a chain gang that connects sugar cane punts with chains.

One account is that the chain gang saw cows running out of the bush and having realized that there was a swarm of bees, seven of them plunged into a very shallow canal while Ally and Lalaram laid on the ground.

Ally warded off bees that were about his body by using his cigarette lighter to burn dried vegetation. When he returned to help his colleagues in distress, five of them had already escaped.

He then threw diesel on the men, but Lalaram remained covered in bees. Treated and sent away were R.Bissondyal, Harripaul Jagdeo, K. Lookraj, and D. Persaud.  Ganesh Hemraj and Khemraj Latchman.


  • SYL

    RIP ! but you had a chance to jump in the canal .Condolences to his family and friends.

    • rudeo

      why the heck the remark…”but you had a chance to jump in the canal”….are you so dumb?

      • SYL

        We need bloggers who understand the finer aspects of the English language. I speak not only the English language, so you have the rest of your life to understand what was written,so as is often said is not what is coded, but what is de-coded. Punto finale!