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29 oct. 2019 | 16h15 UTC

Cameroon: Landslide kills at least 22 in Bafoussam October 29

Cameroon Alerte de sécurité

Landslide in Bafoussam leaves at least 22 people dead, dozens of others missing on October 29; rescue operations ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 29/10/2019, 12h00 until 31/10/2019, 11h59 (Africa/Douala). COUNTRY/REGION Bafoussam

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Event

A landslide triggered by heavy rains killed at least 22 people in Bafoussam (West region) on Tuesday, October 29. Rescue operations are ongoing as of the evening (local time) of Tuesday as dozens of others are feared missing under the rubble of destroyed homes.

Further rainfall is forecast in Bafoussam over the coming days, which may cause additional landslides. Consequent transportation disruptions are to be expected in affected areas over the near term.

Advice

Individuals in Bafoussam are advised to avoid the area of the landslide and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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