Fatal accident claims 6 lives at Pirang

Monday, June 10, 2019

A fatal accident involving a 26 passenger Sprinter vehicle and a truck has claimed lives of six people at Pirang village in Kombo East District, West Coast Region. Several others were hospitalised.

The incident happened on the Brikama-Soma Highway in wee hours of Friday.

Eyewitness of the incident told The Point that the Sprinter vehicle with a number: Bjl 7516 that was speeding towards Brikama tried to overtake another vehicle but the driver eventually lost control and collided with the truck which was heading towards Soma.

A source who is familiar with the matter told The Point that the police have opened an investigation and that the two drivers are helping the police with their investigation.

Eyewitness told The Point that the Sprinter vehicle was mainly carrying women from Fonis and believed to be mango vendors in Brikama.

The spokesperson of The Gambia Police Force ASP, Lamin Njie, couldn’t be reached for comments.
Author: Momodou Jawo