The tragedy occurred on the night of July 13 to 14 as a result of heavy rainfalls.
In the affected house, there remains a heap of ruins. L’Oeil du Sahel of this Monday, July 18, 2016 reports that a residential house collapsed on the night of July 13 to 14 in Maroua, killing four people. This is the home of the named Tchawtchaw. In the drama, the man in his forties lost his wife and three children.
Approached by the newspaper, he said, “as it had rained at night, I was at my second wife’s house. In the morning I went out to say hello to the other woman. When I tried to open the door, I realized that there was resistance. When I tried to see behind, I realized that the whole wall had collapsed. And my wife, my three children were there. That’s how I’ve alerted the neighbors who came to remove the three dead bodies. ”
The house was built based on precarious materials and situated on the slope of a hill located in Doualaré, informs the newspaper which points out that everything came together for it collapse. “Besides, when we went to press, the second hut too, showed cracks,” says the author of the article.
This tragedy reminds “the issue of uncontrolled construction of houses on areas at risk. In Maroua, the basfonds, hills, and other mountains are invested daily by residents, “also informed the newspaper.