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Cameroon – Eseka tragedy: 76 dead and 599 wounded, official figures from the Government

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Written by Deckson N.

While the President of the Republic has created a commission of inquiry to determine the causes of the accident, the government gives specific figures.

The information is from the Minister of Communication. Issa Bakary Tchiroma who gave an interview to France 24 this October 25, 2016, after the decision of Paul Biya to formally establish a commission of inquiry to determine the causes of occurred train accident on 21 October in Eséka (situated at 120 km west of Yaounde).

So far the official review reported 79 deaths and 560 fewer injuries. There is now an evolution. According to the spokesman of the government, the accident left 76 dead and 599 wounded. Among the injured, 231 have already returned to their homes according to Issa Tchiroma.

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