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Police investigate car crash that killed 2 Gambian journalists


By Tabora Bojang

Police spokesman Superintendent Lamin Njie has confirmed to The Standard that police are investigating a car crash that left two senior journalists and a senior health official dead Sunday night.

Journalists Pa Modou Faal and Musa Ndow, both working as communication officers at the Ministry of Health at the time, died in the crash near Soma in the LRR.

Kawsu Bayo, an official of the Ministry of Health, also died in the accident while the driver Ousman Sanyang and communications officer Salifu Touray, are responding to treatment at the hospital.

According to the police, the driver was arrested and set on bail to allow him to heal the injuries he sustained.

“Inquiries are still ongoing and the driver [Ousman] is yet to be charged,” PRO Njie stated.

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