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At least 14 killed in landslide at funeral in Cameroon

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  • 28 November, 2022 15:24:05

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International Desk: At least 14 people have been killed in a landslide in the Central African country of Cameroon. All the deceased attended one funeral. It is believed that some others may be missing in this incident.

This incident happened on Sunday (November 27) in Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon. Reuters reported this information in a report on Monday (November 28) citing the governor of Yaounde region.

The governor of the central region of Cameroon, Nasseri Paul Biya, told the press, 'We are taking the bodies to the morgue of the central hospital. Besides, the search for more persons or dead bodies is still going on.'

Dozens of people attended the funeral at the soccer field at the base of a 20-meter-high earthen embankment, witnesses told Reuters. At one point it collapsed on them.

Yaounde is known as one of the wettest cities on the African continent. The city is made up of dozens of steep, shack-lined hills. Heavy rains this year have caused several rounds of devastating floods across the African country.

In addition, heavy rains and floods have weakened the country's infrastructure and displaced thousands of people.


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