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Accident claims 6 lives along Trans-Gambia Highway

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The accident occurred on Friday 7th June 2019 at about 0615 hours, around Pirang- Faraba along the Trans-Gambia Highway.

A fatal road accident has claimed 6 lives injurying several others along Trans-Gambia highway on Friday.

According to a press release from the police, the accident involved a motor vehicle with registration number Bjl 3236 L Lima Truck driven by Babucarr Mbye, 27 years old of Old Yundum heading to Bullock and another vehicle with registration Bjl 7516 N, 26 passenger sprinter van driven by 25 year old Musa Gibba of Jalokoto Foni.

At the Pirang- Faraba bend, Musa Gibba driver to the van was overtaking another vehicle with speed when he lost control of the steering and collided with the truck driven by Babucarr Mbye resulting to a serious crash.

The accident claimed the lives of the following people: Ismaila Badjie 27 years old of Bajagar village, Fatou Njai 70 years old of Somita village, Musa Jallow 25 years old of Arangal Foni, Hamadi Sabally 41 years old of Bondali village and Anna Jarju also of Bajagar village making the number of fatalities six individuals.

Several others are admitted at Brikama Major Health Center and Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital for injuries at various degrees.

The Police has opened an investigation into the accident. Meanwhile the two drivers are helping the Police in their investigations.

Drivers are strictly warned to desist from speeding and dangerous driving as the Police will not hesitate to apply the Laws.

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