Douala Bleeds




Streets of Douala flooded

The poor drainage system and torrential rains that engulfed the City of Douala in the Afternoon of Thursday August 20th to the later part of Friday August 21st has left many homeless and goods destroyed

The more than 18 hour rain saw water penetrate into private homes and businesses in Bonapriso, Akwa North, Makepe Mesoke and Mambanda in Douala IV Municipality

Access to businesses and traffic circulation were halted for a greater part of Friday

Houses in Douala IV almost submerged


Goods worth millions have been lost to the torrential rains while no human casualty has been reported

"I could not make it out of my house this morning. They was water everywhere and before I could access my shop, my electrical appliances were destroyed" a resident of Carrefour Mutzig told the Observer

Public Authorities in Douala, Cameroon's economic capital are yet to make a statement on the recent floods

Heavy rainfall caused mainly by climate change and poor drainage system of the City are believed to be at core of the floods

By

Suilareng Elvis in Douala

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