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Flood Wreaks Havoc In Far North Cameroon, Renders Many Homeless

Flooding has destroyed several properties and displaced several people in CAmeroon, following torrential rains.

Several houses have been destroyed, including the principal bridge in Mora, the capital of the Far North region of Cameroon following torrential rains that have hit the town throughout this week.

Hundreds of people have been rendered homeless and several farms destroyed too.

“The floods recorded in the region at the beginning of the week have caused severe damage in the Mayo-Sava division. Houses have been destroyed, farms and plantations devastated and the Mora bridge collapsed,” a civil society source told HumAngle.

Roger Saffo, the Senior Divisional Officer for Mayo-Sava, on Friday visited the scenes of the devastation to assess the gravity of the destruction caused by the floods.

During the visit, the government representative promised that urgent measures would be taken to assist the affected persons adding that the collapsed bridge which links two sections of the Far North regional capital Mora, would be rapidly rehabilitated.

But no casualty has been recorded.

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Chief Bisong Etahoben

Chief Bisong Etahoben is a Cameroonian investigative journalist and traditional ruler. He writes for international media and has participated in several transnational investigations. Etahoben won the first-ever Cameroon Investigative Journalist Award in 1992. He serves as a member of a number of international investigative journalism professional bodies including the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR). He is HumAngle's Francophone and Central Africa editor.

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