30 July 2012

Gambia: Lightning Kills Fishmonger in Tubakuta

A fish retailer (Banabana) has been confirmed dead after he was allegedly struck by lightning, while riding a bicycle, on Friday, through the Foroyaa Forest in Tubakuta, along the Mandinaba-Giboroh road in Kombo East.

The man, whose name was only confirmed to the Daily Observer as Kemo, is said to be a resident of Brikama. Sources also revealed that he was coming from Tubakuta, a village in the southern side of Kombo East (some 2km from Mandinaba) where he went to collect his money from his clients. He met his untimely death while travelling back to Brikama on his bicycle.

Our sources suggest that the lightning might have come in contact with the shiny metal of the bicycle, resulting in the tragedy. Kemo was found dead at the forest with blood oozing from his ears.

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