Government Rescues Limbe Flood Victims

Par Wilson MUSA | Cameroon-Info.Net
BUEA - 05-Aug-2018 - 13h27   699                      
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Close to 20 families affected by floods in Limbe, Fako Division in the South West region last week and which claimed lives and destroyed properties have been compensated.

The Senior Divisional Officer for Fako, Emmanuel Engamba Ledoux in a release has stated the type of aide and the exact number of victims.

He disclosed that six people died as a result of the downpour which drowned one person while 5 others died in a mudslide.

Mr Ledoux said the assistance is coming after proper identification and relocation of the victims was done by the Ministry of Territorial Administration.

He also said the reliefs were ordered  by same Ministry instructing that that FCFA 1 million be given to each of the deceased families (this concerns only 4 families whose corpses are yet to be buried), and FCFA 200.000 to each of the 12 displaced families.

Also, buckets, mattresses, blankets, cartons of soap, toothbrushes, and packets of toothpastes will be distributed to the victims.

Before extending a helping hand to the victims, the Minister of Territorial Administration, Atanga Nji Paul, dispatched an evaluation team to the area last week. The team led by South West Governor, Bernard Okalia Billai, went to worst hit areas where land slide caused many to die. They also visited families who were immediately temporary relocated for safety.

The floods last week was the deadliest since 2014 in the OPEC City of Limbe, it left many families homeless and destroyed properties of many denizens. In 2013 and 2014, several houses suffered from loss of propoerites and human lives due to heavy floods and mudslides. The cleaniest town in the South West region paradoxically has been a victim of poorly constructed drainage systems and the poor topography of the area. Warnings against the construction of houses on risky zones have fallen in deaf ears.

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