Thursday, 29 September 2016

BREAKING: 16 Injured After Bamenda Food Market Accident

At least 16 people are reported to have been injured, some seriously,

 after a road accident which occurred this September 29 2016 at Bamenda Food Market, North West Region of Cameroon. 


Majority of the victims who were rushed to the Bamenda Regional hospital and other health establishments are said to be pedestrians and business people who were in their shops at the time of the incident. 

The car owner who was reportedly a lady was also reportedly injured. No death was reported amid fears that some lives may be lost given the gravity of some of the injured persons.

The cause of the accident could not be immediately established. Witnesses said a Rav 4 vehicle with registration number LT 640FF that was driving in from the Old treasury street,  left the tarmac and hit pedestrians, commercial motorcyclists and their bikes. 


Food items were also smashed. Other witnesses blamed the accident on a reported brake failure of the car that that was involved.

Bamenda City Council officials and some policemen are said to have rushed to the scene to control traffic which was grounded for hours. Other commuters rushed to the market to check if the loved ones were injured. 

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