A landslide in Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde, killed at least 14 people attending a funeral on Sunday, the region’s governor said.
“We are carrying the corpses to the mortuary of the central hospital, while the search for other people or bodies is still ongoing,” Naseri Paul Bea, governor of Cameroon’s Center region, told media on the spot.
Dozens of people attended a funeral on a soccer field at the foot of a 20-meter-high earth embankment, which collapsed on top of them, witnesses told Reuters.
Yaounde is one of the wettest cities in Africa and consists of dozens of steep, hut-lined hills. Heavy rains this year have caused several devastating floods across the country, weakening infrastructure and displacing thousands of people.
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