Cameroon: Landslide kills a minimum of 14 attending funeral in capital Yaounde


A landslide in Cameroon’s capital Yaounde on Sunday killed a minimum of 14 individuals who had been attending a funeral, the area’s governor stated.

“We’re carrying the corpses to the mortuary of the central hospital, whereas the seek for different individuals, or corpses, continues to be ongoing,” Naseri Paul Bea, governor of Cameroon’s Centre area, instructed media on the scene.

Dozens of individuals had been attending a funeral on a soccer pitch on the base of a 20-metre-high soil embankment, which collapsed on high of them, witnesses instructed Reuters.

Yaounde is likely one of the wettest cities in Africa and is fabricated from dozens of steep, shack-lined hills. Heavy rains have triggered a number of devastating floods all through the nation this 12 months, weakening infrastructure and displacing hundreds.

In 2019, a minimum of 42 individuals died in a landslide in Bamoungoum village close to the regional metropolis of Bafoussam, western Cameroon.

4 pregnant ladies and an 18-year-old woman had been amongst those that died within the catastrophe.