Death toll from floods in Cameroon’s capital, reaches twenty-seven with more than fifty injured, on Monday, as rescuers intensify the search for those missing following the deluge on Sunday.
The rains unleashed floodwaters in the district of Yaoundé 2 of the country’s capital on Sunday, sweeping away buildings and reducing many to rubble.
One of the victims mentioned that some bodies have travelled a long way and have been found more than one hundred meters from their homes.
Urbanism Minister Celestine Ketcha Courtes, who visited the site, called on local residents to follow the instructions of local authorities.
“And when I have got the publication of the Meteo (weather agency) – I have sent out a release document calling local authorities to do everything possible to let the bed of the water free. Because we know at this moment in Cameroon, we have these terrible rains. So, all my condolences to the family whose loved ones passed away. Please follow the instructions, the urbanism document, because our country has so many documents concerning the well and planned evacuation of our cities,” expressed the Minister.