Cameroon Ex-LANACOME Director’s Wife, 2 Others Die In Bloody Crash.

By Gilbert Aman – Sunday February 3, 2019

Three persons have died following a car accident at Mbankomo, a small town on the outskirts of Yaoundé, Cameroon’s political capital early Sunday, February 3, 2019, eyewitnesses told National Telegraph.

The accident, according to witness accounts, resulted from a head-on collision precisely on the Mbankomo Toll Gate between two over speeding private vehicles; one coming from Yaoundé and another from Douala, Cameroon’s economic capital.

Amongst the three who died on the spot, the wife of former Director of LANACOME (Laboratoire National de Contrôle de Qualité des Médicaments et d’Expertise), a state-owned laboratory charged with the control of quality of medicines, her driver and another occupant, were in the former Director’s car en route to Yaoundé, when they got crushed. 

The second vehicle left Yaoundé for the city of Edea in the Sanaga Maritime Division on the Douala-Yaoundé highway when the driver driving on breakneck speed lost control of his steering wheel colliding with the former, coming from the opposite direction, eyewitnesses narrate.

The dead bodies have been taken to the Yaoundé Regional Hospital mortuary, while the wounded have been rushed to the Yaoundé Emergency Health Unit (CURY), hospital authorities have confirmed. The country’s transport sector has recorded several accidents in recent weeks.   

Barely a week ago, 23 persons perished in another road accident on the Touboro-Ngaoudéré highway, Adamawa Region of Cameroon. The Governor of Adamawa, Kildadi Boukar in a bulletin, revealed that the Truck driver lost control of his vehicle knocking down a 30-seater bus, where 23 died on the spot.

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