A boat packed with more than 160 young people that left Senegal one month ago in hopes of reaching Spain is still missing.
The boat carrying mostly Gunjarian migrants was considered missing after failing to reach its destinations, said one Lamin Bojang, whose friend was on board.
He hasn't heard from his friend since the boat left the Senegalese coast.
"We don't know if they are alive or dead. Some of them on the boat are well known in Gunjur - one of them is Famama. He might be in his 30s and had a barbing saloon in the village," said Lamin.
US-based real estate broker, Alex Darboe, who is currently in Gunjur on holiday, also disclosed to What's On-Gambia: "They are feared dead and I fear the worst too. I know a lot of them."
According to TRT World, a Turkish international news channel, Senegal is a popular jumping-off point for migrants trying to make the hazardous journey to Spain.
140 young people died last year when a vessel with roughly 200 youngsters on board sank off the coast of Senegal.