In the evening of March 30, 2018, a post extensively shared on social media claimed that 40 people died in a road accident involving the travel agency Général Express Voyage on the Yaoundé-Douala axis.
On March 31, 2018, Cameroon’s transport minister Ernest Massena Ngalle Bibehe related the real facts in a press statement. The official confirmed that there was indeed a terrible road accident in Madoumba but 4 people died and several others got injured unlike the 40 reported on several platforms,
On the cause of the accident, the minister reported that it involved a bus of Général Express voyage with a license plate number OU 333 AU which was coming from Yaoundé-Douala and a trailer-truck with double license plate LTTR 999 AL and LTSR 443 AM, which was coming from the opposite direction.
Ernest Massena Ngalle Bibehe said further that when they finish carrying out investigations and establish who the culprits are,the Laws will deal with them severely.