26, August 2017
A 60 seater bus owned by Noblesse transport agency has crashed into a Guinness Cameroon truck on the Bafoussam- Douala highway killing 8 passengers on-board. The public transport vehicle that left the West region was not far from the economic capital, Douala when it recorded a head-on collision with a truck loaded with Guinness Cameroon products in the village of Bomono. Local media report say the accident took place around 1 am this Saturday, August 26, 2017.
A spokesperson for the national gendarmerie revealed that the Guinness truck driver was attempting to move away from a crazy bike rider when he bombed into the Noblesse bus. Eight people including the truck driver and his conductor died on the spot.
There has been conflicting reports on the death toll with unofficial sources stating that 20 people were killed in the incident. Roads are increasingly becoming deadly in Biya’s Cameroon and Cameroon Concord News has advised Southern Cameroonians in the Diaspora not to travel home except in unavoidable circumstances. In the last three weeks, road accidents have claimed the lives of 150 people.
By Chi Prudence Asong
Cameroon Concord News