Desperate travellers who have been stranded at the Banjul ferry terminal for hours are scaling the fence amid travel chaos ahead of the Eid-ul-Adha festival locally known as Tobaski. 

Traveling between Banjul and Barra has turned more dire during the festive period as scores of people return to their home towns and villages to celebrate with their families.

As the country prepares to observe Eid tomorrow, Sunday, hundreds of people making a last minute journey, are left stranded as the ferries struggle to cope with the number of people crossing to the northern part of the country.

A video seen by Gambiana showed some of the travellers scaling the terminal fence while the area is overwhelmed with people including women and children.

Both gates of the terminal have been closed to allow those on the ferry to disembark. Police officers deployed at the terminal to help provide security could also be seen shoving people away amid the chaos.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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