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Thursday, March 4, 2021

25 killed on way to Touba

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Reports from Senegal say two buses collided, killing at least 25 people and injuring at least a dozen, including many who were heading to the annual Maagal in Touba.

Senegalese radio station Rfm reported that one of the buses involved in the accident was heading toward Touba where up to one million people were heading for Wednesday’s annual Muslim pilgrimage. The other bus was heading the opposite direction toward Kebemer when the two vehicles collided.
It is not known whether any Gambian was involved in the accident

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The city of Touba hosts the annual pilgrimage celebrating the work of Sheikh Ahmadou Bamba, a Sufi guide who peacefully opposed French settlers. He created the Mouride brotherhood which includes thousands of Senegalese followers.
Associated Press

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