UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Rescue teams in Cameroon were digging rubble of damaged houses for survivors on Tuesday after a landslide triggered by torrential rains killed at least 22 people, state television reported.
Police are searching for dozens of others reported missing in the western highlands town of Bafoussam, about 200 km north of Cameroon’s main port city of Douala.
“Obviously we are going to ask the people of this area to leave because it is really very dangerous,” Owa Funka Augustin, governor of the West, told state television.
Heavy rains continued after the end of the rainy season in Central Africa, resulting in severe floods that displaced some 30,000 people in the Central African Republic, which borders Cameroon.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said last week that exceptionally heavy rains in southern Sudan had severely damaged health centers and roads and made it difficult for some 1 million people to access food and drinking water.
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