Cameroon Accident: Atleast 53 People Died, 29 Injured

Atleast 53 people died and 29 seriously injured of burns when a passenger bus collided with a truck carrying adulterated fuel in western Cameroon.

Addresing the members of media fraternity, Governor of the region, Awa Fonka Augustine said the collision caused the two vehicles to catch up flames.

Fonka also confirmed that the deceased are not identified.

The 70 seater bus hit the oncoming van around 3:30 am local time at the Dschang Cliff, an area known to be dangerous for drivers because of its hills and gullies.

However, Fonka said the accident could have been due to fog and that the van had a braking defect.

At the end of December 2020, atleast 37 people were killed in another bus accident in this Central African nation.