Cameroonians urged to leave landslide area

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Cameroonians urged to leave landslide area

The authorities in Cameroon have asked people to vacate the area in the west of the country, where a landslide has killed at least 42 people.

Following heavy rain, the land gave way on Monday night crushing houses below. A rescue operation in Bafoussam town had to be suspended on Tuesday night because of the continued downpour.

Among the 42 who died were 26 children and four pregnant women, the authorities say. Eight people have also been rescued.

Regional governor Fonka Awa Augustine said on Tuesday that people had built homes on unsafe ground despite government warnings.

Source: bbc.com

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