As Cameroonians celebrate Women’s day on Wednesday, a train returning from a rehabilitation works on Obala crushed pedestrians at Elig Edzoa killing three and injuring 2 people. CAMRAIL said.
Residents in the area said the accident occurred at about 8pm Cameroon time as some men were accompanying their women for the “part two” of the feast.
According to CAMRAIL, a rescue team that arrived at the scene of the incident found one body on the railway. The country train service said one other corps was recovered by family before the arrival of the rescue team adding that one person that was injured died in the hospital.
A total of three deaths, including two bodies deposited in the morgue of the Yaounde Central Hospital.
“A total of three deaths, including two bodies deposited in the morgue of the Yaounde Central Hospital,” CAMRAIL said.
However, residents in the region said about five people died on the spot and three others were severely injured as a result of the accident.
The Elig Edzoa train accident comes less than five months after the Eseka’s which killed about 100 persons last year.