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GTA Official Dies, Others Injured in Accident

Jun 5, 2008, 4:21 AM | Article By: By Abdou Rahman Sallah & Njie Baldeh

In what is seen as the saddest news dogging the 9thedition of International Roots Festival, an accident on Monday, 2ndJune 2008 resulted in the death of Musa Krubally, a staff of Gambia Tourism Authority (GTA), while Assan Cham and Sulayman Baldeh, Red Cross volunteers, suffered injuries.

The accident is reported to have happened around Njaba Kunda, North Bank Region (NBR) while the International Roots Homecoming Festival entourage was heading to Janjanbureh where a related occasion was scheduled to take place.

According to eyewitness accounts, the vehicle that the late Musa Krubally was using somersaulted due to faulty wheels, causing his death on the spot as a result of head injuries.