Death toll from building collapse in eastern Cameroon rises to more than 35

July 25 (EUROPA PRESS) –

The toll of fatalities due to the collapse of a building in the Cameroonian city of Douala, in the east of the country, has risen to more than 35, although the figure could rise as rescue work has not been completed.

According to the information collected by the Cameroonian news portal ActuCameroun, the latest balance reflects 37 dead and 21 injured, without the causes of the accident being clarified for the moment.

Cameroon’s Minister of Urban Development, Célestine Ketcha Courtés, has stated that the building would have been built without a permit.

In this sense, the head of the Order of Civil Engineers of Cameroon, Kizito Ngoa, lamented in statements to the British television channel BBC that “there is a general feeling that everyone can do what they want”.

On the other hand, another building has collapsed during the day in the city of Ngaoundéré, located in the Adamaoua region, in the center of the African country, with no information on victims for the moment.

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