The population of Mbankolo, located in the Mfoundi Division of Yaoundé, Centre Region, witnessed a devastating landslide after relentless heavy rainfall that downpoured on Sunday, October 8, 2023.
The aftermath of this natural disaster described as heartbreaking reportedly claimed a total of 30 lives as well as several others injuried and receiving medical treatment.
President Biya’s first son, Frank Biya answered present at the scene in Mbankolo to commune with the victims of Sunday’s landslide.
Also, Atanga Nji Paul, Minister of Territorial Administration, and Celestines Courtes Ketcha, Minister of Housing and Urban Development, visited the scene to evaluate the situation and offer support to those affected.
After Frank Biya, Atanga Nji and Ketcha Courtes, communication minister, Rene Emmanuel Sadi made a stop in Mbankolo landslide site yesterday.
Government starts demolition process at Mbankomo landlaslide side
Demolition works have begun at the landslide sidte that claimed over 30 lives on Sunday October 8, 2023.
Minister Paul Atanga Nji had earlier stated after the landslide that victims and survivors move out of the area to avoid more casualties.
Nevertheless, many of these victims and survivors remain have expressed confusion over their destinations at an unexpected time.
Many are of the opinion that the government let them stay while trying to remove the rest of the victims and survivors.
Meanwhile, the humanitarian assistance promised by the the state to the people leaving in the area is yet to be given.
Our heartfelt condolences to the victims and their loved ones during this difficult moment.
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