Friday 10 July, 2020

Heritage Petroleum refutes report of electrocuted man

The Heritage Petroleum Company has refuted reports that a man was found electrocuted near the company's Marabella compound, saying no such incident occurred. 

In a statement issued Wednesday, the company said it is in touch with the relevant media house to correct the erroneous report which was published Wednesday March 4, 2020.

"An erroneous report was issued by a media house stating that the body of an adult male was found electrocuted on Heritage Petroleum Company Limited (HPCL) lands in Marabella.

"Please be informed that no such incident occurred at HPCL. Our officials have been in contact with the reporting media house to make the necessary amendment. HPCL will continue to cooperate with the media to ensure the accurate reporting and dissemination of information to the public."

On Wednesday, the Trinidad Guardian reported that the man's body was found near Tamarind Drive, an area where there had been reports of thefts of electrical cables. 

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