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Wall Kills Grandmother, Granddaughter

Sep 28, 2009, 6:05 AM | Article By: Lamin B. Darboe

Two women were reportedly killed by a wall, which collapsed on them in the early hours of last Friday morning.

Jonding Touray, aged 70, and her granddaughter, Nyimansatou Camara, aged 13, both residents of Joli Village in Kiang West District, were killed by a wall that collapsed on them while at sleep in their house.

According to Masanneh Kuyateh, a citizen of Joli village, shortly when the rains started in the early hours of last Friday morning, Modou Camara, the son to the late 70-year-old woman, at one point woke-up to see whether damages had been done in the compound, but at the time nothing had happened badly.

He said it was around 6am when Masanneh was on his way to Fajir prayers (early morning prayers) when he noticed that one side of the wall had fallen on the duo, resulting to their untimely death.

They were laid to rest on Friday in Joli Village at 5pm.

In a related development, an electric pumping machine reportedly killed   motor mechanic and his apprentice at Latri-kunda Germany.

Ebrima B. Jammeh, aged 49, and his 20-year-old apprentice, Muhammed Touray were killed by an electric pumping machine.

According to Isatou E. Jammeh, the daughter to the late Ebrima B. Jammeh, the incident happened last Friday morning at around 10 am in the backyard of their compound.

According to her, it was Muhammed Touray (the apprentice) who was first killed by the electric pumping machine, while he was trying to pump the rainwater out of their backyard.  When his father, Ebrima (Muhammed's boss) was about to go to his auto mechanic workshop in Kotu, he called the attention of Muhammed, but he did not respond.

Consequently, his father went to the backyard where the electrical pumping machine was located and saw Muhammed lying on the ground. She said when her father saw Muhammed in that terrible condition, he quickly rushed to him and tried to lift him up, but he too was shocked by the electrical pumping machine, killing him on the spot.

Both were laid to rest last Saturday at Kotu.