Confirmed: 6 dead, 9 critically injured in horrendous Jarumeh-Koto Road Traffic accident, Police Launch Manhunt for the suspected driver on the run


Six young boys between the ages of twelve and sixteen years were confirmed dead early Sunday morning at Jarumeh Koto in Sami District, CRR north, after a vehicle with registration number WCR 6924A ran into the victims who were celebrating a football victory in the central river region rural settlement.

Police sources also confirmed that nine others were seriously injured, including a 23-year-old lady. All the injured are currently in hospital receiving medical attention.

After abandoning the vehicle and taking to his heels, the truck driver is at large. A combined Police and Military search is underway to apprehend the fugitive driver, who’s believed to be a young man.

A search for the driver is in progress, and the victims are being evacuated to the Bansang Hospital, a police source in CRR told TAT.

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Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.

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