Sunday’s fatal ferry accident in the Gambian capital Banjul has been long expected.

The incident caused the death of a European tourist when the fast aging ferry tried to dock in Banjul. Unconfirmed reports put the death toll at five.

Also harmed in the Sunday incident were 13 people who have been rushed to Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul. The injured included family members of the German victim.

It all happened when one of the vehicles on board the ferry had its tyres busted, forcing the vehicle to reverse and in the process, hit the German lady. She had reportedly died on the spot.

The Banjul-Barry ferry problems have become so unbecoming that some people expect sea disaster to happen.  The worn out ferries are seen as the Gambia’s smoking gun waiting to explode.



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