14, January 2019
One soldier was killed and several others injured on Saturday in a car crash in the Centre region of Cameroon, police sources said.
The accident occurred on the Bafoussam-Yaounde highway in Ndiki, a village in Mbam and Inoubou division of the Centre region of the country, according to eyewitnesses.
“The accident happened early this Saturday. One soldier died on the spot and another senior military personnel was seriously injured. Several civilians were injured and rushed to the hospital for treatment,” a police source told Xinhua.
“The army vehicle was severely damaged. Some of the victims were in a critical condition,” Jean-Claude Essomba, who witnessed the accident, told Xinhua.
The army confirmed the accident, saying those injured were being treated. The army has ordered formal inquiries into the tragedy. On Friday, the army said several soldiers were injured in another road accident on the Douala-Yaounde highway.