Residents of Dschang in the western region of Cameroon are after a collapsed building killed at least 15 people –Actucameroun and leaving many people missing on Thursday 21st September. Rescuers are frantically working to find missing people.
The disaster occured in the afternoon around 2pm GMT according to eyewitnesses, some students who took refuge at ground floor the building to protect themselves from the rain and workers on the construction site are under the wrecks reports Koaci.com.
The uncompleted building was still under construction and could not afford to stand against the downpour that hit the area during the afternoon.
Buildings collapse more often in Cameroon and especially in the capitals and killing people and destroying properties.
Mid June 2016, a 2 storey-building under construction collapsed in Douala the capital killing 4 people.
In June 2016 again another 5 storey-building under construction flopped in Douala burying many people alive.
A similar incident in which a 5 storey-building caved in like a house of cards in Nkogmondo, a popular district in Douala in September 2015.
According to research, the collapse of buildings in major cities in Cameroon can be attributed to absence of soil investigation and foundations, structural design, use of poor quality material and concrete.
Source : Afriquesur7 + actucameroun + ccsnet