Dozens of Barrow supporters involved in automobile accident

Dozens of Barrow supporters involved in automobile accident

At least 30 members of the Gambia’s ruling coalition that were celebrating President Adama Barrow’s election victory, in a suburb outside Brikama, were seriously injured in an automobile accident.

The Barrow supporters from Darsilameh and surrounding settlements gathered in Kitty for the victory celebration when a speeding taxi plunged into the crowd.

The wounded were rushed to the Brikama health center.

No casualties have so far being reported by authorities who dispatched at least four ambulances to the scene.

The driver of the vehicle, whose identity has not been released, was arrested by the Brikama Police and assisting them with their investigation.

Desperate cries of families members were heard at the Brikama Health Center, who were pleading for doctors to be called to help the many in critical condition and in need of emergency medical care.

It is the third accident involving Barrow supporters since his election victory in December. His convoy got involved in a crash in Brusubi and an overloaded pickup truck carrying his supporters into the capital, Banjul overturned on its side.

Speeding on the poor state of Gambia’s small roads and overloading has been blamed for the country’s frequent road accidents.

(Reporting by Lamin K Saidy; Writing by Sam Phatey; Contribution and Editing by Sainey MK Marenah)

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