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A teacher and six students of the Husburg Primary School, Mahaicony, have died when their vehicle plunged in a canal along East Coast Demerara, the Guyana-based caribnewsdesk.com website has reported.
According to police the students and teacher, Shondell Duke, were travelling south along the road when Duke lost control of the vhicle.
They were returning from a Mashramani activity.
Demerarawaves newspaper has confirmed that the the children who lost their lives in the incident are Martina Persaud, 7 years; Asia Abel, 10 years; Azikia Fraser, 6 years; Adeshe Woolford, 9 years; Justin Abel, 8 years; and Rayden Abel, 7 years, all of Mahaicony.
Demerarawaves quoted the police as saying that residents of the rice-growing community tried desperately to rescue the occupants who were taken to the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital but were pronounced dead on arrival.