53 killed in Cameroon bus blaze | Inquirer News

53 killed in Cameroon bus blaze

/ 09:27 PM January 27, 2021

Yaoundé, Cameroon Fifty-three people died Wednesday when a bus collided with a fuel-laden van in Cameroon, causing a blaze that engulfed both vehicles, the local governor said.

“The dead have all been burned beyond identification,” said Awa Fonka Augustine, the governor of West Region.

Twenty-nine people suffered severe burns.


The 70-seat bus collided head-on with the van at around 3:30 a.m. at a location called the Cliff of Dschang, in central-western Cameroon, he said.


The stretch of road is notorious for accidents, with hairpin bends and ravines.

The governor said fog may have been a cause of the accident, and early investigation found that the van had a “brake problem.”

At least 37 people, including 10 women and four children, were killed in central Cameroon on December 27 when their bus smashed into a truck and tumbled down a ravine.

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TAGS: Accident, Bus crash, Cameroon, Road accident, Transport

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