A tragic traffic accident occurred in the Western Region on November 28, leaving eight people dead and eleven others injured, four of whom are in critical condition. The accident took place at approximately 10 a.m. in Banefo, within the Bafoussam I district.
In a press release issued today, Governor Awa Fonka Augustine confirmed the details of the accident, attributing it to a reckless overtaking maneuver. A truck transporting goods from Bafoussam to Foumbot collided head-on with a Hiace bus operated by the Avenir du Noun travel agency, heading from Foumbot to Bafoussam, the release informs.
The severity of the impact resulted in four individuals sustaining severe head trauma and thoraco-abdominal trauma. The remaining seven injured passengers are currently receiving medical attention at local hospitals.
This accident comes on the heels of another tragedy that occurred on the Yaoundé-Bafoussam road, at a location known as Efock. In that incident, a bus carrying mourners collided with a sand truck, claiming the lives of nine people. Reckless overtaking was also identified as the cause of that accident.