Aug 7, 2020, 12:54 PM
Three other people only fainted and survived.
According to eyewitnesses, there were iron bowls and plates which reflected and attracted the lightning before it fell down on them.
Hawa Daffeh, CRR North disaster management coordinator for the National Disaster Management Agency presented five thousand dalasis to the deceased families’ as charity on behalf of her office. She extended her office’s condolences to the bereaved families.
Chief of the district, Alhagie Pierre Bah expressed his sadness and sympathy with the families.
He advised people to be careful and stay away from objects that can attract lighting and thunder. Njoben Tukulorr alkalo said he has never seen such an incident at his village where two women died unexpectedly leaving young families behind.
In a similar incident, a woman was reported dead after she was also struck by materials blown by the windstorm at Lamin the same night.
ASP Jahateh, who was being assisted by Warrant First Class 2231 Gibba and led by Superintendent Manga, yesterday announced the closure of the prosecution’s case involving Yakumba Jaiteh and Yusupha Jaiteh who were charged with assault and obstruction before Principal Magistrate Isatou Janneh-Njie of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.
Ebrima Sisawo, permanent secretary at the Ministry of Trade Regional Integration and Employment has reaffirmed that The Gambia government remains committed to the vision of an economically integrated West Africa region.
The Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC) under the leadership of Talib Ahmed Bensouda on Thursday inaugurated the new market project of Latrikunda Sabiji worth D14 million.