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Boy Dies After Power Outage By NAWEC Turns Off Breathing Machine

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Credible reports reaching The Fatu Network has confirmed the sudden death of a ten year boy (name withheld) on Thursday, October 20, 2016 after a power outage by The National Water and Electricity Coompany (NAWEC).

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The young boy was on Oxygen Support at ‘Hands On Care’ ward at the Brikama Health Centre where he was being treated. Sources say he was laid to rest this morning at Brikama Jamisa.


A source added that this is not the first time and may not be the last that such happened at the said health facility. Few years ago, one Yusupha Jammeh, a former soldier of  The Gambia Armed Forces died due to electricity failure while he had an asthma attack. The local health officials are said to be working in difficult conditions with constant power outage. The generators are also said to be down due to lack of fuel.

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In another development, a source informed The Fatu Network that her maid came to work in tears few days ago and told her that her sister delivered premature twins, a boy and a girl but they both died shortly after delivery. According to the source, the twins were born at the Serekunda hospital where doctors said the incubators were all occupied and referred them to The Edward Francis Small teaching hospital in Banjul.


The Babies were immediately rushed to Banjul where mummy was told that the incubators were down due to technical issues. Both babies died less than an hour upon arrival in Banjul.

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