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Man dies after falling in a well

Jun 24, 2010, 11:54 AM | Article By: Abdou Rahman Sallah in CRR

One Dawda Bah who is believed to be in his early 30s was reported dead in the village of Ngeben in the Nianija district of the Central River Region after falling in a well. The incident, according to eyewitnesses, happened last Thursday afternoon when the deceased and others were engaged in community work by re-digging the community well.

Eyewitnesses said the incident took place when the deceased used a rope to go down the well. Unfortunately, the rope cut and he fell in the well. Eyewitnesses told our reporter in the region that he was already dead, before the community members could rescue the deceased.

Survived by two wives with children, Bah, described as a very hardworking man who always participates in community work, was laid to rest the same day in his village.

When contacted, the head chief of the area, Seyfo Alasan David Cham, confirmed the story.