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Woman killed by aircraft propeller

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia

The aircraft involved with the woman’s covered body in the background.

A young woman from Timehri is dead after being struck by the propeller of a small airplane, reports say.

The Guyana Police Force has identified her as Raquel Joseph, 22, of Old Road, Timehri.

“(She) was killed when she ended up in the path of the propeller of a single-engine Cessna 172 aricraft that had just landed at the Ekereku Airstrip,” a police release stated.

The incident occurred around 5.40 PM, the police said. The release added that the circumstances were still unclear and that investigations were underway.

Demerara Waves Online News understands that the aircraft bears registration 8R-JIL and the stop at Ekereku Bottom, Region Seven was to be an overnight one.
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