Douala: Property Destroyed, Many Left Homeless By Heavy Rain

Some inhabitants in Cameroon’s economic capital, Douala, have been left homeless after heavy downpour destroyed several buildings on Tuesday, February 28, 2023.

Reports say the buildings were damaged by falling electricity polls and cables, roofs carried away by wind as several inhabitants in the city were forced to sleep out of thier homes on Tuesday night.

“The rain has destroyed almost everything in my house and I am now stranded with my kids,” a victim decried.

In areas where flood occurred, some houses sank in water. Some residents complained of being victims of theft in the course of rescuing thier household items from the destroyed houses.

A victim recounted that “While trying to save my belongings, some boys smuggled into my house and stole my food.”

The heavy rainfall left Oyack High School and Lycée de Nylon Brazzaville amongst other schools damaged with thier roofs totally damaged.

The rain comes at a time when most people least expected, given that many parts in Cameroon are in the peak of the dry season.

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