The tragedy occurred Saturday, September 10, 2016 in the small village of Ebandi in Tombel. Food poisoning might be the cause.
La Nouvelle Expression (LNE) published September 14, 2016 returns to the dead of four children four days ago, including three from the same family, as a result of food poisoning in Ebandi, a small village in the Koupe-Manengouba division, Southwest Region.
According to the newspaper, “on that day at around 7:00 PM, people were stirred up by the cries of Suzanne Maloum Acha a resident they know perfectly. Left for an errant after serving the children food she had prepared, Suzanne Maloum Acha was unpleasantly surprised on her return to find them all stretched lifeless near the dishes they were eating. “
She immediately alerted the other villagers. “Arrived on the scene, they made the gruesome discovery. Four children lying lifeless near plates of plantains boiled in red oil. Something that surprised the whole village as well as parents of the victims. If the gruesome discovery saddened everyone in Tombel, it was worst on the parents of the deceased children who were more inconsolable. Even worst for Suzanne Maloum Acha who lost three of her children in these circumstances not yet clarified. They are 12-year old Sylvanus Acha, Acha Fritz aged 8-year old, and Confidence Acha, a three year old girl. According to reports, the fourth child was the neighbor’s. “
An investigation was opened by the Tombel gendarmerie elements to determine the cause of these deaths. The first elements of the investigation are moving towards food poisoning. Our colleague points out that “some think that the meal consumed by them would have been poisoned by a third party. “