Tragedy struck a community in the North Bank Region (NBR) as a school boy, 14 died during a wrestling match, The Alkamba Times, can report.
The incident was reported to have occurred on Friday November 27th.
Sources familiar with the matter who spoke to our reporter on conditions of anonymity confirmed the development to The Alkamba Times.
“I can confirm to you that the incident happened in one of the villages in the NBR. The suspect who is 14 years old was brought to the Farafenni Police Station on Friday and police investigators are investigating the case.”
Sup. Lamin Njie, spokesperson of The Gambia Police Force (GPF) who was contacted for comments confirmed the development, saying: “We can confirm the incident happened in one of the villages of the NBR and involved two students.”
Narrating the incident in detail, PRO Njie said: “The 14-years-old boy was wrestling with a 15-years-old opponent. Unfortunately, the 14-years-old was wrestled to the ground and couldn’t get up after that. He was quickly rushed to a nearby health center where he was pronounced dead,” he posited, adding that Police have launched investigations into the matter.