Yaounde, 28 November, 2022 / 8:53 pm (ACI Africa).
The Archbishop of Yaounde Archdiocese in Cameroon has shared his condolences to families of the bereaved following the Sunday, November 27 landslide in the capital city of the Central African nation that left at least a dozen people dead.
At least 14 people attending a funeral in Yaounde died as a result of the landslide, according to the Governor of the area, Naseri Paul Bea.
“At the scene we counted 10 bodies, but before our arrival four bodies had already been taken away,” Governor Bea has been quoted as saying by Reuters, and added, “We are carrying the corpses to the mortuary of the central hospital, while the search for other people, or corpses, is still ongoing.”
The governor has further said, “There are also a dozen serious cases” admitted in hospitals.
Reuters has gone on to explain, “Dozens of people were attending the funeral on a soccer pitch at the base of a 20-metre-high soil embankment, which collapsed on top of them.”