Landslide kills at least 14 funeral attendees in Cameroon

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The region governor has announced that a landslide in Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde has killed at least 14 people who were attending a funeral on Sunday.

The Governor of Cameroon’s Centre region, Naseri Paul Bea said:

“We are carrying the corpses to the mortuary of the central hospital, while the search for other people, or corpses, is still ongoing.”

Dozens of people were attending a funeral on a soccer pitch at the base of a 20-meter high soil embankment, which collapsed on top of them, witnesses stated.

It was gathered that heavy rains have triggered several devastating floods throughout the country this year, weakening infrastructure and displacing thousands.