At least 10 supporters of the opposition coalition were involved in a vehicle accident last weekend as thousands of supporters storm The Gambia’s capital, Banjul.
The supporters, some of whom were on top an SUV are hospitalized and receiving treatment at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital.
An opposition spokesperson said they suffered injuries and broken bones but they were no deaths. It was the only crash their supporters were involved in, according to the coalition.
Seven political parties with an independent candidate have joined forces to defeat President Yahya Jammeh in this week’s elections. They have chosen Adama Barrow to join a former parliamentarian Mama Kandeh to challenge Jammeh in the ballots.
The Gambia Red Cross has warned of likely post-electoral violence and identified a dozen cities as hot spots in which 4,000 people may require urgent aid.