By Mustapha Jallow A seven year old boy is reported dead in Abuko on Friday, 14 AugustGulley through which Jebbel was swept away 2015, following heavy downpour of rains. The consequent turbulent flow of the rain water carried the victim to the swamps, a distressful father told this paper.Speaking to Foroyaa in Abuko, Alhagie Bajan, father of the boy said the unfortunate incident occurred late Friday evening, at 5pm when torrential rains began falling causing heavy downpour of water which accidentally caught the victim, sweeping him through the gullies to the swamps. The deceased, identified as Jebbel Bajan is a 7 year old Nusery Grader at the Abuko Nursery School. He was found dead at the Swamps and laid to rest on the following day, Saturday. A resident of the neighbourhood said the incident could have been avoided if Municipal authorities intervened to restore and maintain the gutters and water ways on the highway, which he added is exposing residents, especially women and children to danger in the rainy season. He calls on the KMC to urgently assist in restoring and maintaining the gutters and water ways. The father of the victim has through this medium appealed to the general public including NGOs, the Private sector and Governmental institutions for humanitarian assistance.]]>

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