Cameroon: 22 Dead and Dozens Missing in Landslide

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Reuters Africa is reporting at least 22 people have been killed and dozens more are missing following a landslide caused by heavy rainfall in Douala.

Rescue teams in Cameroon were scouring the rubble of destroyed houses for survivors on Tuesday after a landslide caused by heavy rainfall killed at least 22 people, state television reported.

The police were searching for dozens more people reported as missing in the town of Bafoussam in the western highlands, some 200 km (120 miles) north of Cameroon’s main port city of Douala. Residents are being asked to evacuate to prevent further casualties due to the continued heavy rains.

The United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said last week that heavy rain in South Sudan had also destroyed health centers and roads and made access to food and water more difficult for nearly 1 million people.

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