At least 29 persons are reported to have survived a fatal road accident that occurred at the early hours of January 27 in Dschang, the headquarters of the Menoua Division of Cameroon.
The accident occurred when a 70 seater bus belonging to an inter-urban transport agency, “Menoua Voyages” collided with a truck transporting fuel.
Both vehicles went up in flames as a result of the collision.
53 passengers onboard were consumed by the wild flames such that they could barely be identified.
After visiting the site, the Governor of the West Region, Awa Fonka Augustine, reported that “the dead are not identified, they are all burnt”. He equally confirmed that 29 persons were seriously injured.
“They are currently receiving medical treatment at the Dschang District Hospital and the Bafoussam regional hospital and the government will take care of the bills”. The Governor indicated during a press conference.
The corpses are now lying at the Dschang District Hospital, waiting for identification by family members.
First hand information holds that the accident is blamed on brakes failure. Meantime, the government has opened up an investigation to find out the real cause of the accident.
It is worth noting that this stretch of road identified as ‘la falaise’ has caused a lot of accidents as a result of the meandering, slanting and tiny nature of the road.
The accidents have left the inhabitants of this locality gripped with fear.
The present accident came exactly one month after that of Ndikinimeki, that left some 37 Cameroonians dead.