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Sad news – Son Of Gambia’s President-Elect Adama Barrow Dies

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The eight-year-old son of Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow died on Sunday, January 15, 2017 after being bitten by a dog.

Habibou Barrow, born in 2010, reportedly died on the way to the hospital in Manjai near Banjul. He was buried this afternoon.

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Mr. Barrow is in the Senegalese capital of Dakar ahead of his planned inauguration on Thursday. It is not clear if he returned for the funeral.

The president-elect’s media team confirmed the news to local Gambia news on Monday, January 16, 2017.

“Yes, Habibou Barrow passed away last night, Jan. 15, after being bitten by a dog. He was the 8 years old son of Adama Barrow’s second wife. He will be laid to rest today at 2 pm.”

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