Seven persons reported to be of the same family, died on Sunday 8 May in a road accident along the Abong Mbang – Yaounde highway.
The accident involved a truck and a Prado. The two vehicles happened to have crashed against each other, a collision which is said to have been caused by recklessness, overspeeding, as well as the bad state of roads.
As sources reveal, the driver of the private vehicle attempted to dodge a pothole before turning over and crashing against the truck, coming from the opposite direction.
The intensity of the collision was immense such that six persons died on the spot, while another gave up the ghost at the hospital.
Following the incident, security and administrative authorities immediately visited the scene “it is a tragic incident and right now we have counted 6 deaths and there is a possibility of a seventh one. The wounded victims have been rushed to the hospital for medical care” said the SDO of the Upper Nyong Division, at the time the accident occurred.
Joseph Bertrand Mache cautioned road users to be more vigilant and careful, especially on the highway.
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