At least 19 persons are noe known to have died with scores of others seriously wounded following an accident which occurred early Sunday along the Bafoussam-Foumban highway in the West region of Cameroon according to the latest information from the Bafoussam regional hospital.
The victims mostly farmers were on their way to the farm when the unfortunate incident occurred.
There are conflicting reports as to exact cause of the accident. According to an eyewitness account , the truck transporting the farmers attempted to escape from a police check point but lost track and fell down. Meanwhile other sources link the accident to a technical fault with the break system of the truck.
The wounded were rushed to the Bafoussam regional hospital for medical attention. The governor of the Cameron’s west region was equally on the seen of the accident to see for himself.