Deadly landslides hit Cameroonian capital

YAOUNDE, Cameroon: Many people are feared dead and others missing in Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé, after landslides destroyed several homes in Mbankolo area.

It followed heavy rainfall across the city on Sunday evening.

State media are reporting that at least 13 people have died from the disaster, with the figure expected to rise.

Rescue operations are continuing at the site with the number of those who are unaccounted for after the disaster still not clear.

In November last year, a landslide in the capital killed at least 14 people attending a funeral.

In neighbouring Nigeria on Sunday, floods alerts were issued in several states attributing this to the rapid release of water from a dam in River Benue which flows from Cameroon.

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