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Devastating Floods, Landslides Bring Death in Cameroon

Yaoundé, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina | ) The populations of at least two Cameroonian cities suffer today the consequences of flash floods and landslides caused by heavy rains that left nearly a dozen dead, wounded and disappeared.

The official media refrain at the moment to provide data, but testimonies from the most damaged cities, Douala and Limbe, both in the southwest, ensure that several locations are isolated from the rest of the country due to landslides caused by rainfall.

Images broadcast by television news show dozens of people wading across streets in which water rises to the knees of a medium-sized adult.

Cameroon is not the exception to the strong and unexpected rains due to the vagaries of the weather and its aftermath as weeks ago Abidjan, the capital of Cote d’ Ivoire, was hit by heavy rains that forced the evacuation of more than 200 families.

The floods and avalanches are added to the tribulations of the government of the Cameroonian president, Paul Biya, pressed by confrontations with the armed militia of the English-speaking population living in the northwest and south-west of the country determined to separate both territories from the rest of the country.

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6 comments

  1. Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Wata na wata.

  2. the most damaged cities, Douala and Limbe, both in the southwest, mmmmmm it seems the writer got mix up here. Douala and Limbe both in Southwest??? May their souls RIP.Condolences to the Families.

  3. japan is a country serrounded by water,yet we hardly here of floods apart from earth quakes.one of its important sources of energy is water.if well canalized,the same water that is seen as a problem becomes a source of wealth.it is a question of mental orientation.

    • The more reason why Ambaland must be free so we can develop, build our own turbines locally at Ombe and power our development.
      Wata NA wata

  4. The lie lie Tilapia, doesn`t report this kind of national disaster.
    Much dry land uptown, but good for palms. The urgliness of having
    greedy folks as leaders.

  5. Greedy pot belly paul biya and friends don’t even have a national disaster management plan or any standby resources to help. pleas paul biya go in peace and leave Cameroonians alone.