Bafoussam feet in the water, Bafoussam immersed. The fault of a heavy rain that fell Monday night around 22 hours (21 hours UT) on this city, capital of the department of Mifi in the region of western Cameroon.
According to authorities quoted by local media, the most affected area is Ngouaché 6 block 4 in the Bafoussam III district. It is here that a landslide occurred that buried nearly 11 houses and killed at least 6 people while about 50 others have so far been missing.
« There was a landslide that night around 10 pm in Ngouaché 6. At the moment, we have already removed 7 bodies, but I can reassure you that there are several bodies that are buried there, » he said. at the microphone of the National Post, Awa Fonka Augustine, Governor of the Western Region.
And many media outlets are already talking about twenty people who have died as a result of these bad weather conditions.
The wounded, meanwhile, are taken care of at the regional hospital of Bafoussam, we learn.
Very often, landslides linked to torrential rains are causing human casualties in western Cameroon. Like the landslide that killed four people last July in Fomopea, a village located in the department of Menoua, in the same region as the city Bafoussam.