Car, fire kill 4 on Sunday


According to the police spokesman, ASP David Kujabi, Papa Leigh met his end when he was hit by a vehicle with the registration number 0752 J driven by Touray.  “The accident happened on Sunday along Bertil Harding Highway near Maroun’s Supermarket where Papa Leigh was knocked down by the car. When the driver realised he had hit somebody he took off and left the vehicle. However, he was identified by one Alieu Cham leading to his arrest,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Jatta family of Manjai Kunda is coming to terms with the tragedy of the death of three persons who perished in an inferno Sunday evening. The deceased victims were Musa Sowe, aged 50, Astou Sarjo and an 18-month old girl Fatou Jatta.

Confirming the incident, ASP Kujabi said the fire was started by a lit candle which set materials in the house aflame.  “It was blackout and suddenly the children began shouting, “Light is back!”, but on the whole it was the fire caused by the candle. The mother, Astou Sarjo, died in the fire trying to rescue the children. I also understand that one of the people who died in the fire, Musa Sowe, is a neighbour. He rushed to the house to help rescue them when he collapsed and died later of smoke inhalation.”



By Sainey Darboe