27, July 2017
The cargo train has derailed at Makondo, the chief location in the Ngwei district of the Sanaga-Maritime Division, Littoral region. Witnesses say several wagons loaded with diesel fuel found themselves in the ravine, after being detached from the locomotive that continued its movement. The cause of this new derailment remains to be determined.
Scores of people reportedly escaped from the scene when the wagons began to pour their contents. A similar accident had occurred on the 14th of February 1998 in the Nsam Efoulan neighborhood in the capital Yaoundé that claimed the lives of hundreds of people.
Cameroon Concord News gathered that a legion of the gendarmerie was deployed at the site of the accident and the only victim was rushed to a nearby hospital.
By Rita Akana
Cameroon Concord News