Senegal – Deadly fire in Medina Gounass (12 April 2017)

France was saddened to learn of the death of more than 20 pilgrims on April 12 in Medina Gounass, as a result of a fire that erupted during a spiritual retreat known as the Daaka festival.

We extend our condolences to the victims’ families.

We express our solidarity with the many injured, as well with the members of the Tidiane brotherhood.