President Paul Biya says he has ordered for assistance to the victims of a landslide that hit Bafoussam, Tuesday morning.
The President expressed solidarity with those affected by menacing floods that led to a landslide, yesterday on twitter.
“In solidarity with the landslide victims in Bafoussam, I have ordered for an assistance of 200 million Francs CFA to support the affected families and the resettlement of the population,” he said Wednesday evening on twitter.
🇨🇲In solidarity with the landslide victims in Bafoussam,
— President Paul BIYA (@PR_Paul_BIYA) October 30, 2019
Cameroon’s state media says another body was found this afternoon at the site of the disaster, bringing the death toll to 43.
The government has called for the evacuation of those rendered homeless in the area.
Landslides are quite exceptional in the area although further south they are less rare in the rainy season, notably in the English-speaking Southwest Region.
Last July, a landslide following flooding in the southwestern coastal resort town of Limbe, killed five people.
In Central Africa, heavy rains have continued beyond the rainy season causing severe flooding that has displaced nearly 30,000 people in Cameroon’s neighbour, the Central African Republic.