One dead, another injured following altercation

One man is dead and another is warded at the hospital following a chopping altercation in Toco.

According to reports, around 11:30 last evening a 36-year-old man observed two men allegedly trespassing on his property along Basin road, San Souci.

The homeowner is said to have picked up a cutlass and accosted the men.

An altercation ensued and the trespassers were dealt several blows about their bodies.

A 29-year-old man's hand was reportedly chopped off in the incident while the other man was chopped in the head.

The police were contacted and took the injured men to hospital however one succumbed to his injuries.

The homeowner is said to be assisting police with investigations.

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