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One dead,60 houses damaged in oil tanker truck explosion in Cameroon

YAOUNDE, Oct. 5 ( Xinhua ) — An oil tanker truck exploded in Cameroon’s commercial city of Douala in the early hours of Friday, killing one person and destroying at least 60 houses, police sources told Xinhua.

“The circumstances leading to the explosion are still unclear but we know that the tanker was carrying waste belonging to a French company. Apart from one dead, one person has been injured and four others are missing,” a police source told Xinhua.

There was panic in Nouvelle Route Bessengue neigborhood where the explosion occurred, witnesses said.

“People hurried out of their houses running to nowhere. Children were crying. We are still looking for some of our friends and neighbors. They are missing,” 36-year-old Michael Wakam, who witnessed the incident told Xinhua.

Videos shared on social media showed towering flames and billowing smoke emanating from the scene of the explosion.

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16 comments

  1. Great News. Now they will have a taste of what military is doing in southern Cameroon. time to chase Biya and the French out.

    • @kio ndolo the dull coward stupid foolish terrorist Biya have nothing to do with this incident goats of your kind are only good for running empty mouth in a faceless forum change must start in your mind if there is any a normal person would have kept quiet and express sorrow…

    • Kio Ndolo are you guys serious???? I know at least 5 people from Kumba and Bamenda who have seen all their life disappear in this fire.

    • @ KIO Ndolo, You are an evil man. May the almighty God punish you and your entire family. This is why you Ambazonians will never ever succeed. You are all evil people and you don’t represent us anglophones.

      For your information there are stories of good francophones helping our anglophone brothers and sisters who are running away from the NW & SW provinces because of your evil acts. May God bless them.

  2. This is sad! This is awfully sad. If people run to Douala to seek refuge and then someone, for what ever reason sets Douala on fire, we have lost a powerful moral compass! Where do we draw the battle lines if each soldier wakes up and sets his own rules of the game?

    It is wrong to force Sacred Heart College students at gun point to perform an indecent, immoral dance. It is equally indecent to set Douala on fire to kill one’s enemies.

    • Pa John tell us, which immoral dance are we referring to here?

      • Go to YouTube, check ESTEEMTV and examine the last presentation by fellow countrymen Augustine Ambe and Roger Akembon, specifically the scene in a Sacred Heart College dormitory where, at gun point, children are forced to perform for the military man in uniform.

        • Seen it too. The old man of Etoudi, talked about moral rectitude, but
          banned religious knowledge in the GCE. Now, he has replaced it with
          the emergeance of the Grandmaster.
          Again, let days run by like the waters in the mungo river and let this
          thing of a president, leave.

        • Truth and Facts

          @John Dinga

          I think just posting the link of the video would’ve been more effective and practical.

    • Pa John D. I respect your write-up. This is what reasonable men do.

  3. Na oyé dat wey man for fit sign better deal for on top di burn so soteh kill poor popo!

    Anyway, ma cousins dem dong snaf photo for ma plot for corner Limbé wata, ah go fit use’am as proof for sign ma own oil deal witi Oyibo.

    Man musto to get sense for dis grong—too much tok-tok di only mek man yi head krish…

  4. Na oyé dat wey man for fit sign better deal for on top di burn so soteh kill poor pipo!

    Anyway, ma cousins dem dong snaf photo for ma plot for corner Limbé wata, ah go fit use’am as proof for sign ma own oil deal witi Oyibo.

    Man musto get sense for dis grong—too much tok-tok di only mek man yi head krish…

  5. It only burned sixty houses and you are crying? How many villages have been set ablaze by your illiterate soldiers inside Ambazonia? We are children of a lesser God, is it? Double standards. The fire will help clean Doula. It ranks 1st as the dirtiest metropolis in Africa and a little bit of fire cleansing will go a long way.

    • @ Nsahla. Make God punish you and your entire family. I mean it and it will happen.

      • God will not only punish you but will deliver your smelly Santa mouth into my hands so that I can cut that your neck and throw your Cpdm head into the fire and add more gasoline for it to clean up the entire littoral and centre. Ngombe.

        • L;enemie. You are a devil. I know that you will rot in hell. I don’t need to waste my time with you.