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Guyana: Boy, 2, dies after consuming gasoline

A two-year-old is dead after drinking gasoline at his mother’s camp in Hymarak Backdam shortly after midday on Friday, May 21, 2021, police said in a statement.

Dead is Ken Jacobs of Isseneru, Village Middle, Mazaruni River.

Police said the toddler drank the substance after his mother left him unattended to clean up the camp.

The mother told police that later on, she observed Ken vomiting and took him to the Isseneru Health Post.

The toddler was later pronounced dead.

Police officials are investigating the incident.