Bafoussam Landslide: 42 lifeless bodies found including 4 pregnant women after day one search.
Written by Jeremiah Ngwa on 29 October 2019
Search operations were interrupted this night at 8pm because of heavy rain in Bafoussam. The Minister of Territorial Administration Paul Atanga Nji and The Minister of Housing and Urban Developement Celetine Ketcha-Courtès are currently in the West region.
The ministers visited the Bafoussam regional hospital where they met some victims of the landslide. The MINAD boss held a meeting with the director of the hospital and some staffs. These are some statistic of the deadly incident.
42 corpse retrieved
10 women Including 4 Pregnant woman.
11 male children
15 female children.
36 corpses were identified among them was a man and a woman who died with their children. The government has decided to take care of all hospital bills. The president of the republic this evening send a condolence message to the people of the West region.
J’ai appris avec émoi, le décès de plusieurs compatriotes, suite à un
éboulement de terrain survenu au quartier Gouatchié 4 à Bafoussam. Je
tiens en cette dramatique circonstance, à adresser aux familles des
victimes, mes sincères condoléances.#PaulBiya#Cameroun pic.twitter.com/RJpkMtHDmT
— President Paul BIYA (@PR_Paul_BIYA) October 29, 2019
The Prime Minister has send a new interministerial mission to bafoussam. They are expected to be in the chief town of the West region tomorrow Wednesday.