Tragedy: CAMRAIL Says Three Killed, Two Injured In Yaounde Women’s Day Train Accident
The train that was returning from rehabilitation works in Obala crushed the pedestrians at Elig Edzoa on 8 March, International Women’s Day 2017.
Inhabitants of the locality said the accident occurred at about 8pm as some men were accompanying their women for “part two” of the feast.
According to CAMRAIL, a rescue team that arrived the scene of the tragedy found one body on the railway. It said one other corpse was recovered by family before the arrival of the rescue team and another person that was injured died in the hospital.
“A total of three deaths, including two bodies deposited in the morgue of the Yaounde Central Hospital,” CAMRAIL said on 9 March at 1:00AM Cameroon time.
However, residents say about five people died on the spot and about three others were severely injured.
The accident comes less than five months after that of Eseka that killed close to 100 people.