Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Bafoussam Landslide: Here are the next steps the Paul Biya's government have taken

Of the 42 lifeless bodies that emerged from the earth following a landslide on the night of October 28 to 29, 2019 in Gouache, a district of Bafoussam District 3, there are 15 girls, 11 boys and 10 women, four of whom were pregnant.

The Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji, held in the early evening of Tuesday, October 29, 2019, in a crisis meeting in the services of the governor of the Western Region in Bafoussam.  The Celestine Ketcha, Minister of Housing and Urban Development.

On this occasion, the Minister of Territorial Administration, who first visited the regional hospital of Bafoussam and the morgue of this hospital, presented in a detailed manner to the press, the provisional balance of the drama occurred in the evening  city ​​of the sun.

"This serious disaster that occurred around 22 hours, has caused many loss of life.  The provisional assessment that can be made for the moment, is 42 dead persons including 6 adult men, 10 adult women including four pregnant, 11 male children and 15 female children.  Of the 42 bodies, only 36 have been identified, "said Minister Paul Atanga Nji, before stating that the state will bear all the costs resulting from this tragedy.

The reliefs interrupted the excavations on Tuesday around 20h.  They will be taken again tomorrow.  Already in the morning, the governor of the Western Region had reported about fifteen dead and 50 missing persons.  It is therefore not excluded that we end up with a definitive balance sheet heavier.