Two people have passed away while three have been left injured after a storm swept across Benoue division in the northern region of Cameroon.
Oumarou Wabi, a government official from Benoue Division’s Prefect, told reporters yesterday night that the tragedy occurred on Tuesday when violent wind uprooted an old tree and it fell on a car that was conveying five people.
“Two died on the spot and three others were seriously injured. They are responding to treatment. We have asked municipal authorities to identify old trees risky to the population and take them off,” Wabi said.
Wabi also confirmed that the storm also destroyed property including houses.
Local authorities have asked residents to stay indoors.
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