Editorial Staff
4 months ago

Editorial Staff
4 months ago

One victim of electric shock succumbs to injuries

Leandro Payano,

One of the men who received electric shocks at the Port Authority last Saturday has died.

His name is Leandro Payano, and he was 25 years old.

He died at a burn center in Santo Domingo after undergoing emergency surgery there.

Payano, from Martins Village, had to be placed on a ventilator due to the gravity of his condition.

He was later airlifted to his home country, Santo Domingo, for further medical attention. His family had taken to social media, pleading for blood as his condition had worsened.

He died a little after 7 o’clock last night.

Meanwhile, his companion Edgar Benjamin Alcantara (32) of Tindale Road remains hospitalized.

They both suffered severe third and fourth-degree burns, as well as other injuries

The accident occurred as the men moved a multi-layered scaffold, towering at approximately 40 feet.

Tragically, the scaffold rolled off the building and collided with high-tension APUA wires, resulting in a devastating electrocution.

The Hispanic community has taken to social media, expressing sadness over his loss.

They were especially sympathetic to his mother, Roselin, and the rest of his family.


  1. Anonymous

    Soo sorry Condolences too the Family

  2. Denise

    So sorry to hear that sad news. Rest in Peace. Never thought that when I spoke to
    u in ICU on Sunday night would be our last convo. You said to me that you “were happy to be alive”and i responded “save your energy to give God thanks,concentrate on getting better and think positively”. I did not know you before we met on such tragic circumstances but may the Lord be merciful to you and welcome you into his kingdom

  3. SJHJ

    My deepest condolences to the bereaved family. So sorry for your loss. May the almighty comfort your family on this tragic loss.


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