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By Carolyn Kissoon

 AS if he can sense his father is never coming home, one-month-old Adon has been crying nonstop since Tuesday afternoon, the day Arvitar Ramkhelawan was killed in an oilfield accident in Fyzabad.

Ramkhelawan’s wife, 19-year-old Lolita Maharaj, told the Express the couple’s older son, three-year-old Alex, wants to know when his daddy will return.

The children’s father was killed when a pump struck him on the head. He was working at a Petrotrin oil well at Forest Reserve in Fyzabad.

Maharaj said her husband worked day and night to ensure his boys were comfortable.

“And it seems as though this baby knows what happened. He started crying about 12.45 p.m. on Tuesday around the time his father died and since then he not stopping. He just crying and crying. And my older son only asking for his daddy. He wants to know when he’s coming home,” she said.

Maharaj said her husband visited them shortly before the accident on Tuesday.

 “He came around lunch time and brought a soft drink for me. He didn’t eat because the boss pass back for him. I told him I will pack some food. He play with the children quickly and gone,” she said.

The teenager believes her husband knew he was going to die young.

“He was pushing people away from him and he told me that I will have to move on without him. It was like he knew what was going to happen.”

Maharaj said she was unemployed and depended on her husband for support.

The family was visited by Petrotrin officials at their Sudama Village, Fyzabad Branch Road, home yesterday.

A funeral service will be held at the family’s home today at 9 a.m.

 His body will be cremated at the Shore of Peace cremation site, La Romaine.

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