Monday, August 5, 2019

Accident: 744 Eseka victims expected from Joseph Dion Ngute on 9th of August 2019

These victims of the railway disaster that occurred on October 21, 2016 in Eséka, are expected on August 9, 2019, in the services of the Prime Minister (PM) in Yaoundé.

"There are a total of 744 wounded who are expected August 9, 2019 in the services of the Prime Minister, Joseph Dion Ngute," says a tweet of the Cameroon Radio and Television "CRTV" web, three years after the train disaster occurred on October 21, 2016 in Eséka, in the Nyong-et-Kellé department. On 21 October 2016, faced with the increasing number of passengers who had requested the train after the Douala-Yaoundé road was cut, the railway company "Camrail", a subsidiary of Bolloré Transport and Logistic had taken the initiative to add another eight cars to train 152. Increasing its capacity. The derailment occurred near Eséka station. Officially, this tragedy reported 80 dead, 7 missing and more than 950 wounded.

Following this tragic accident, the President of the Republic, Paul Biya, decided to release the sum of 1 billion CFA francs for "additional assistance to be paid to these victims or their beneficiaries". 64 representatives of the dead and missing in this horrible train accident had received checks estimated at 215 million CFA francs. It was at the end of a ceremony presided on October 3, 2018, by the secretary general of the services of the Prime Minister, Séraphin Magloire Fouda.