Touba: 40 killed, 440 injured in road accident

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

The police in the neighbourig country of Senegal have confirmed that a total of 40 people have been killed in a series of road accidents as Touba prepares of for its 123 edition of annual ‘Magal’.

More than 113 car accidents have so far been recorded between Monday and Tuesday with 440 people injured, police say.

This annual Magal, known as 18 Safar, celebrates the departure into exile of the founder of Muridism, Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba, known also as Serign Touba to Gabon. The event annually attracts thousands of people across the subregion.