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SENEGAL: 48 hours of mourning at Kelle High School following the tragic accident

@Photo taken by our correspondent on Saturday 9 January 2021

The administration of Kelle High School as well as the faculty and the president of the Association of Parents of Students (APE), Souleymane Diaw, met this Saturday, January 9, 2021 in the teachers’ room to assess the situation and take immediate measures. After the treatment of the injured, the school decided to suspend classes until Wednesday, January 13. The goal is to prevent the sudden and tragic loss of these loved ones from directly affecting the smooth progress of the teachings and learnings. The health of the two injured Saly Gassama and Ndeye Déguène Niang is stable according to the principal of the school, Assane Fall.

Kelle’s high school decided unanimously to take classes until Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Principal Assane Fall, who made contact with Thiès’ academy inspector, Papa Baba Diassé, confirmed the decision to observe a 48-hour mourning. Students Maguette Niang and Arame Seck, 22 years old each, who died yesterday Friday, January 8, as a result of an accident, are buried in Ndiaye Boumi and Touba respectively.

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A strong delegation composed of all members of the administration, teachers, classmates of the victims and the president of the APE, went to offer his condolences to the families explored. In addition to the care of the two injured, an envelope was symbolically given to the families by the Kelle High School and the Teachers’ Association.

The parents of the victims remained courageous and dignified in spite of sadness and distress. They accept fate and trust in God. 

The academy inspector of Thiès, Papa Baba Diassé, will be accompanied by the team of Lycée de Kelle, he intends to make the trip on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 to offer his condolences to the two families. All the establishments in the Thiès region felt concerned by this tragedy and the support for the families of the victims was effective at all levels.


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