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Movie shooting at sea claims 3 lives, 5 others hospitalised

Oct 18, 2019, 12:52 PM | Article By: Momodou Jawo

(Tuesday 15th October 2019 Issue)

What was a planned Islamic video shooting outing at sea in the Kombo south costal settlement of Gunjur, turned deadly when one of the two boats hired to ferry the group capsized at sea, claiming the lives of 3 with 5 others hospitalised, the Point has been reliably informed.

The deceased are: Seedy Gaye, 25, Omar Jagne, 26, and Alieu Gaye, 23.

The tragedy occurred on Sunday when the group from Banyaka Village, in Kombo South was out and about to shoot an Islamic music video for television broadcasting.

The spokesperson of The Gambia Police Force, ASP Lamin Njie, confirmed the development to The Point, saying the incident occurred on Sunday 13th of October 2019.

“Preliminary reports indicated that 3 persons died and 5 others were hospitalized after the boat carrying 8 individuals capsized.”

The Police spokesman Njie disclosed that on Sunday 13th October 2019 around 09:00hrs “Daira Nailu Huda” a group from Banyaka village in Kombo South hired two boats at the Gunjur Beach to shoot  a video at sea.

“As they board the boat went a distance into the sea one of the boats capsized resulting to the death of 3 individuals.”

The Police, he went on, have opened an investigation into the incident.

Meanwhile, Bakary Kah, captain of the boat in question is helping the Police with their investigations.