Cameroon – Eseka tragedy: The payment of funeral expenses of 1.5 million FCFA to the families has started

Written by Deckson N.

After consultation with its insurer, Camrail decided to assist with 1.5 million FCFA for the funeral of each deceased person.

Since Monday, 31 October 2016, rights holders can already come into possession of the money. A little documentation is required for this purpose, namely: the original and the certified copy of the certificate of the kind of death, the original and the certified copy of the National Identity Card of the mandated parent, the presence and the National Map Identity of a witness family member. “Cash and first payments actually began early Monday afternoon. The box office is open at the station in Douala and Yaounde, “said Cameroon Tribune, the government daily of  Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

According to Florent Ndjock, head of communications at Camrail, “these funeral costs have nothing to do with compensation. This is a step in the process and of all Camrail actions to assume its responsibilities. ” Meanwhile, some offices called the “insurance claim” remain open in Yaounde, Douala and Eséka to receive victims and reported record losses and renew, if necessary, the management of orders.

The commission of inquiry set up by the President of the Republic in charge of shedding light on the causes of the carnage of Eseka is at work. On Monday, October 31, 2016, the commission headed by the Prime Minister, Philemon Yang, has seen senior officials including the Minister of Transport, Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo’o and the Public Works Emmanuel Djoumessi Nganou, being auditioned.

Created on October 25, it aims to determine the causes of the rail accident and propose measures to reduce the risk of occurrence of such disasters in the future; establish the responsibilities involved; assess the management of this disaster, victim assistance and make all relevant proposals related thereto. It has 30 days to make its report.

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