A minibus conductor who was scheduled to attend court Today after being charged for breaching COVID-19 orders is feared to have drowned at the Unity Foreshore, East Coast Demerara.

According to information, Thirty-year-old Rajindranauth Persaud, popularly known as Kiran of 123 Logwood, Enmore, and others were swimming yesterday at the location when he encountered strong currents as he approached a channel and was pulled under the water.

Reports indicated that around 14:30 hrs yesterday someone called the Mahaica Police Station and reported that persons were swimming at the Unity Foreshore and one individual was submerged under the water by a wave and did not resurface.


Family members and friends of Persaud have already started searching for his body along the Unity Foreshore.

Recently, Persaud along with a bus driver was arrested by Police after a passenger posted photos of them carrying more than the quota allowed under the COVID-19 order.

The passenger posted photos of the packed minibus BWW 4985 on Facebook. An investigation was then launched and the driver and conductor were arrested.

During this pandemic, minibusses are only allowed to carry half the number of passengers to adhere to the social distancing guidelines.


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