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Storm kills two, injures three in Cameroon

The violent wind uprooted an old tree and it fell on a car that was carrying five people.

• June 16, 2021
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Thunderstorm used to illustrate the story [Photo credit: StormGeo]

Two people died and three others were injured on Tuesday in Cameroon’s North region after a storm swept across Benoue division, a government official said on Wednesday.

Benoue Division’s Prefect, Oumarou Wabi, told reporters that the tragedy happened when violent wind uprooted an old tree and it fell on a car that was carrying five people.

“Two died on the spot and three others were seriously injured.

“The injured are responding to treatment.

“We have asked municipal authorities to identify old trees risky to the population and take them off,” Wabi said.

The storm also destroyed property including houses.

Local authorities have asked residents to stay indoors. 

(Xinhua/NAN)

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