The tragedy occurred on the night of September 13 to 14, 2016 at Roumdé Adjia neighborhood. The deceased’s wife and their daughter are survivors.
The Roumde Adjia neighborhood, popular area of the city of Garoua, is in mourning since the early hours of September 14, 2016. Two of its residents died tragically. The named Dezele, 35, and his son Yougouda, 3-year old. They were killed by a landslide.
The landslide destroyed their house situated on a dangerous site of Roumde Adjia shortly before dawn. “It was 4:00 AM this morning. We heard a noise and we came immediately to extract a woman who was still alive and two children a boy and a girl. The boy died and the girl was still breathing, “says Hamadou Souleymane, a local resident interviewed by the reporter of the regional station of CRTV North.
He and his companions were not the only ones to help. The elements of the 30th group of Garoua firefighters intervened. They cleared the scene, they released the survivors evacuated to the regional hospital in Garoua.