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  • At least 42 people dead as heavy rains cause landslide in Cameroon

    Published on October 30, 2019

    A landslide caused by heavy rains in western Cameroon has killed at least 42 people overnight on Tuesday. Rescue teams spent the day scouring the rubble of destroyed houses in the town of Bafoussam in the western highlands.

    Among the bodies recovered were those of 26 children, Cameroon Radio Television, CRTV, reported. The search will resume on today for additional bodies believed to remain under the rubble.

    Heavy rains have continued beyond the end of Central Africa’s rainy season, causing severe flooding which has displaced nearly 30,000 people in Cameroon’s neighbour, the Central African Republic.