This is the dismay of the staff of Leral.net, the very active online press group in Senegal.Three employees of the organ, a journalist, a cameraman and a driver lost their lives in a collision with a truck on the road to Kédougou on Monday, May 31, 2021. These information soldiers were covering the economic tour of the President of the Republic Macky Sall since Saturday, May 29, 2021. Ze-Africanews extends its sincere condolences to the entire Leral team and to the entire Senegalese press.
This is sad news for the Senegalese press.Three Leral agents were killed in a collision with a truck. The driver of the truck was arrested and auditioned by the gendarmes.The President of the Republic was quick to react to this tragedy which occurred as he toured the country as part of his socio-economic tour. His Excellency Macky SALL, President of the Republic of Senegal, extends his most heartfelt condolences to the Group Administrator, Mr. Dame DIENG, the Leral.net Editorial Board, the families of the victims and the entire Senegalese press.” , reads the press release issued just after the tragedy by Seydou Guèye, the government’s spokesperson.
“The car of the reporting team, which had preceded the presidential motorcade remaining in Tambacounda, had a head-on collision with a truck. Immediately alerted, the elements of the Gendarmerie and the Fire Brigade went to the scene to make the observations and bring first aid to the wounded.” , said the press release which revisited the circumstances of this tragedy.
On the side of the online press group, Leral, it is the total dismay because the disappearance of these young journalists comes at a time when the organ was becoming more and more known by Senegalese Internet users.