Home / English / 30 killed when bus in Cameroon drives into a river

30 killed when bus in Cameroon drives into a river

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Authorities in Cameroon say at least 30 people are dead after a bus crashed on the road that links the political capital, Yaounde, with the western regional capital, Bafoussam.

Governor Naseri Paul Bea says the bus drove into a river in Boutorou town early Friday. He says the two injured survivors have been evacuated to Yaounde for treatment.

The governor says authorities are investigating. The cause of the crash is not known, but such accidents in Cameroon are often linked to the poor state of roads and drivers.

The Ministry of Transport estimates that 1,500 people die in road accidents each year.

Check Also

Arrestation de 4 soldats impliqués dans des exactions, selon des sources sécuritaires

Jeune Afrique | Quatre soldats camerounais ont été arrêtés après la diffusion d’une vidéo devenue …

2 comments

  1. Epée Dipanda

    Continue to support the failed state.
    In Ambazonia there will be true federalism and such a continuous disaster would already have led to the impeachment of the county commissioner and his entire government.
    Ambazonia for ever

    • Amazing Ma Broda!
      Accepting incompetence as norm and then ask why others are fighting to reed themselves of such incompetence.
      Lives lost, no accountability and all we hear is German Cameroon brouhaha!
      Show me where in the world the Germans would tolerate such gross incompetence as the norm.
      This is French Cameroon pretending to be bilingual, bicultural Cameroon so we in West Cameroon are tired of this kind of stagnation in all aspects of life.
      West Cameroon must liberate herself from such lack of desire, courage, accountability, growth, foresight, imagination, laziness, no creativity, inertia etc
      Change must come!