One dead as vehicle bursts into flames in Penal

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 05:45

One man is dead and another one critically injured when a truck contracted with Massy Energies burst into flames in Penal Rock Road. 

Phillip Ramlochan of Oropouche died while Drig Paul is being treated at the San Fernando General Hospital after the back of the oil tanker exploded. 

The incident occurred around 8:15 am at Haggard Trace, Penal Rock Road.  

Police said the men were working near an oil well in an oil and gas mining zone when Ramlochan opened the tanker and it exploded.

Paul was rushed to hospital by an ambulance. Chairman of the Penal/Debe Regional Corporation Dr Allen Sammy said the disaster management teams were mobilised in case assistance was needed. 

Guardian Media will bring you more as this story unfolds.

- by Radhica De Silva. Photo by Kristian De Silva.