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Cameroon: New accident at Falaise Dschang claims at least five lives

Guarantie Express bus following an accident (c) copyright
At least five people are reported to have lost their lives and many others severely wounded in an accident at the Falaise Dschang hill in the West region of Cameroon, few months after about 53 people reportedly died on the same site following a bus-truck crash.

 

According to sources, the accident which occurred Tuesday May 25 around 8pm involved a 30-seater bus heading to Kekem in the West region.

Around the Falaise Dschang stretch of road in the Menoua Division, the bus reportedly lost control and ended its course in a ravine, at the exact place where about 53 people lost their lives last January following a bus-truck crash.

According to reporters of Equinox TV, when they got to La Falaise, the driver felt signs of brake problems and asked the passengers to go down in order to climb the hill on foot.

Some few moments later, he asked them to get in because the problem had been solved. Only part of them accepted.

As soon as he started the bus, he lost control over the brakes. Seeing that the bus was heading towards a ravine, he was forced to steer towards a gully. The bus finally came to rest a hundred metres away.

Five of the passengers are said to have died on the spot, meanwhile 18 others sustained severe injuries and were transported to the Dschang District Hospital.

 


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Published on 10.02.2021

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