Fourteen dead in a landslide in Cameroon’s capital Yaoundé | Abroad

At least 14 people died on Sunday in a landslide in Cameroon’s capital Yaoundé. The victims were attending a funeral when the natural disaster struck, the governor of the region said.

At the funeral, which took place on a football field at the foot of a 20-meter high hump, dozens of people were present, witnesses tell the news agency Reuters.

“We are taking the bodies to the central hospital morgue, while the search for other people, or bodies, is still ongoing,” the governor told local media.

One of the wettest cities in Africa, Yaoundé is made up of dozens of steep hills lined with huts. Heavy rains this year have triggered several devastating floods across the country, weakening infrastructure and displacing thousands of people.

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