5 dead, 19 injured in Jarra Jenoi accident

5 dead, 19 injured in Jarra Jenoi accident

At least five people have died and 19 others injured on Saturday after a driver of a speeding vehicle lost control in Jarra Jenoi, the police in Lower Rover Region said.

The driver was said to be speeding and refusing to slowdown at a sharp bend towards  Yellitenda-Bambatenda to be on time for the ferry.

Police said the vehicle carrying at least two dozen passengers summersaulted and no other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The driver of the bus is comma at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital Intensive Care Unit.

Four of the dead are women and the injured are all receiving medical care in Banjul.

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