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3 Gambians killed by landmine

Dec 4, 2012, 10:11 AM | Article By: Nfamara Jawneh

Three Gambians were reportedly killed in a landmine explosion last Sunday evening, this paper has confirmed.

According to information gathered by this reporter, the incident happened in the village of Pilai in the Casamance region of Senegal.

The victims included Yaya Jatta of Kanwally, Alhagie Kujabi of the same village and Musa Barry of Bullock village.

Another person called Kawsu Ceesay, also from Foni Bullock, was said to have sustained injuries.

The casualties occurred when the tractor they were travelling with, loaded with timber, stepped on a landmine.

When contacted, police public relations officer ASP David Kujabi confirmed the story.