Tragic New Year. Four deaths are to be deplored in two road accidents occurred in Midlands and Riambel, Sunday morning January 1st.
In Midlands, Yogeshwaree Pooroosotumaren, a four-year-old girl, and her grandmother, Devi, 57, died. They were in a car with other family members, including the mother of the child. This family of Rose-Belle went to a prayer session at Curepipe.
Their car was struck from the rear by another car before finishing its race in a gully in Midlands. The girl and her grandmother Devi did not survive their wounds. The accident also caused two wounded. Their state of health is considered stable.
The driver of the car, who is none other than Devi’s son, was detained. This Sunday morning, he did not want to go to the prayer session, according to a relative who testified on Radio Plus.
The other accident occurred on the coastal road of Riambel. François Lecoquin, 56, was driving a van. The vehicle went off the road before hitting a tree. The impact of the shock was a rare violence. The truck ended its race on a fallow land. It was reduced to a heap of scrap metal.
François Lecoquin and one of his two passengers, Benjamin Samoisie, 62, both living in Riambel, died.
Jean Michel Louise, a 41-year-old fisherman, who was also aboard the vehicle, was seriously injured. He was admitted to the Rose-Belle hospital.
The wife of François Lecoquin explains that the latter managed a business in Riambel and had just acquired his van.