Five young people were killed and 13 seriously injured after a car ploughed into a crowd of celebrating youth in Jagil village yesterday. 

The taxi driver was reported to have been over speeding before losing control of his vehicle. He was arrested at the scene and his helping police with their investigation. 

Police PRO Lamin Njie said: “The Gambia Police Force is seriously concerned about road traffic accidents. 

“To this effect, we wish to caution drivers to ensure that they observe speed limits, employ due care and attention while driving at all times. 

“Individuals found wanting of violating the Motor Traffic Act and Regulations will be dealt with, in accordance with the law.”

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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