Captain Famara Jammeh Killed In Nepal Helicopter Crash

Friday, March 7, 2008

Captain Famara Jammeh, alias Famo, a Gambian soldier serving as an international arms monitor in Nepal under the United Nations (UNMIN), has died in Monday’s helicopter accident in Nepal, The Point has gathered. 

The United Nations has confirmed that seven of its staff and three crew members died when one of its helicopters crashed last Monday afternoon.

Captain Jammeh is among the four international arms monitors who lost their lives in the crash. The three others are from Indonesia, Republic of Korea and Sweden.

Three Nepal UN personnel and three crew-members, two from Russia and one from Belarus, are also among the casualties.

The helicopter was said to be flying to Kathmandu from the Maoist Cantonment site at Sindhuli, about 65 kilometers (40 miles) from the Nepalese capital, and crashed in the vicinity of the Bethan village, in the east of the country. It was reported to be flying in bad weather. 

The late Captain Jammeh hailed from Gunjur in southern Western Region of The Gambia. He joined The Gambia National Army some 13 years  ago.

Author: By Abba A.S Gibba & Yai Dibba
Source: The Point