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Family escapes unhurt as vehicle bursts into flames

A 45-year-old man, his 32-year-old wife and 11-year-old daughter on Wednesday escaped unharmed after the vehicle they were travelling in went up in flames along the Lancaster Village Public Road in Region Six.

Dinesh Chotkoe of Suriname was driving motor vehicle PC 7428 at about 08:30h heading to Suriname, when the incident occurred. 

Simon Gray, of Liverpool Village, told Police he was driving behind the vehicle when he saw what appeared to be fire under the car.

Gray said he drove alongside the car and informed the driver, who stopped and exited the vehicle. His wife and daughter also exited, and less than a minute later, the vehicle went up in flames.

Chotkoe was interviewed by ranks at Whim Police Station, where he related that on September 8, 2023, he arrived in Guyana with his family.

He said they were all travelling from Georgetown to head home to Suriname when the incident occurred. The Fire Service was summoned to the scene and extinguished the fire.

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