Bus collision in Cameroon claims at least 19 lives


At least 19 people were killed and dozens more injured in a bus crash in western Cameroon.

The bus overturned near the town of Foumban on Tuesday, the local governor’s office said in a statement. The crash reportedly occurred after the driver lost control on a downhill stretch of the road.

The bus was heading from Foumban to the town of Bafia when the crash occurred. News reports indicate that at least 40 people were on the bus at the time of the crash.

The statement from the governor’s office said that the injured people had been taken to local hospitals for treatment.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but Cameroon’s transportation ministry says that they are looking into potential mechanical and structural faults with the bus, as well as driver fatigue and the condition of the road.

This is the second major crash to occur in Cameroon in recent weeks. Last month, 24 people were killed and 13 injured when an overloaded truck veered off a bridge and plunged into a river near the city of Dschang.