4, February 2019
Three people, including two members of the same family, were killed and several others injured in a head-on collision Sunday morning in Mbankomo, a locality on the outskirts of Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde.
Emmanuel Watat, a highway patrol official said that the victims were on their way to bury a relative when the collision happened.
“A certain Dr. Massing Bias Louis Raoul who was in the vehicle survived but his wife, a relative, and his driver died on the spot. Other people were injured and have been rushed to a nearby hospital,” Watat said.
According to the official, their vehicle was hit head-on by another car on the highway.
Cameroon has one of the highest fatality rates for road accidents in Africa, mainly due to violation of traffic rules, poor vehicle conditions and shoddy highways, according to the Ministry of Transport.