Canada shooting victim dreamed of water for Guinea village



Associated Press Feb 1, 2017 

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — A Guinea man killed in this week's shooting at a mosque in Canada was working to bring a steady supply of drinking water to his home village at the time of his death, relatives said Wednesday.


Mamadou Tanou Barry, 42, grew up outside Labe, Guinea's second-largest city located hundreds of miles inland from the capital, Conakry. He studied in London before

moving to Canada five years ago to work as an accountant, said an uncle, Alpha Barry.


On Sunday night, he was among six people killed in the attack on the Quebec Islamic Culture Centre. Another Guinean, Ibrahima Barry, was also among the dead. The two were not related.


French Canadian university student Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, has been charged with murder and attempted murder in the massacre that also wounded 19.


One Wednesday, relatives of Mamadou Barry who are based in Conakry were organizing a memorial ceremony of Quran readings, praise-singing and the ritual sacrifice of a cow.

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