Four State Guard soldiers have died in a tragic car accident around Foni Ndemban Village.

Army spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Lamin K Sanyang, said the accident involved five soldiers who were travelling as part of the rear party of President Adama Barrow’s convoy

“The Gambia Armed Forces High Command regrets to inform the general public of a Road Traffic Accident (RTA) involving its personnel serving in the State Guards Battalion.

“According to reports gathered so far, there were several fatalities. However, the Military Police in collaboration with the Gambia Police Forces are investigating the circumstances leading to the cause of the accident. The general public would be duly informed of any developments as the situation unfolds. 

“We fervently pray for the deceased to rest in eternal peace and for the speedy recovery of the injured soldiers,” he added.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba 

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