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Jun 11, 2018

Mennonite Teacher Trapped by Overturned Carriage, Drowns in New Land

Wilfredo Ferrufino

A freak accident in the Corozal District has resulted in a teacher losing his life on Saturday morning.  Thirty-eight-year-old Isaac Nicholi, a Mennonite educator of New Land Community, was killed when a horse and buggy that was transporting him and another individual, overturned in a nearby drain.  Nicholi was pinned beneath the cart and was submerged underwater.  Despite all effort to free him from the upside-down cart, he perished on the scene of the accident.


Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino, C.I.B., Belize City

“Sometime around 9:30 on June ninth, Corozal police visited the New Land Community, this would be a Mennonite community and there they observed Isaac Nicholi, a thirty-eight-year-old  teacher of Camp 112 of the New Land Community.  From what police have been able to understand is that Mr. Nicholi and one Mr. Banman were on the horse and carriage traveling in the community when for some reason the horse that they were traveling on became frantic, upon pulling the carriage the horse became frantic and ended up in a drain with water.  The carriage fell on top of Mr. Nicholi and he was submerged underwater.  Efforts were made to try to take him out, however, they were unsuccessful and he died on the scene.”

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