11-year-old Boy Dies After Donkey Bite
Monday, April 30, 2012
A bright Friday morning was turned sombre at the village of Gunjur Kuta in provincial-Upper River Region of The Gambia as the body Musa Kaira arrived at the village.
The 11-year-old died on Friday at the Basse Health Centre, two days after a donkey bit him on his chest.
Musa had been trying to quell a fight between his donkey and another male donkey, when his own bit him.
Eye witnesses say this was when Musa went to collect the water for his mother Mariama Trawally at the village’s well, situated some 400 metres away from the compound.
The villagers of Gunjur Kuta were wailing and the 11-year old boy’s blind, aged father, collapsed into tears, as the body of Musa Kaira was brought back to his home.
The two were dear to each other, particularly as the father relied on his son to guide him and look after him.
Author: Ousman Touray