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5 dead and several injured in a ghastly accident on the Douala-Yaounde "highway"

The drama happened this Monday, 13th of March 2017 at around 7 am. Reports say, a pick-up SUV belonging to Tôles et Aciers du Cameroun (TAC Sarl)  lost control after a tire puncture and collided with a bus belonging to the travel ggency, General express around  Edea on the Yaounde Douala highway.At the time of filing this report, 5 people were confirmed dead and many others sustained serious injuries.

Corruption in Cameroon leads to accidents and death and erodes quality of life.Roads are not maintained due to the fact that money is being diverted into private accounts, the roads are narrow paths called highways which are full of potholes.These potholes are the consequences of the many tire punctures and subsequent accidents.

According to the latest WHO data, Road Traffic Accidents Deaths in Cameroon reached 3,988 or 1.84% of total deaths last year. The age adjusted Death Rate is 21.27 per 100,000 of population ranks Cameroon #60 in the world.Road traffic injury is a major cause of death in Cameroon. The government has to develop context-appropriate and effective prevention strategies to reduce this epidemic and protect the particular at-risk road user groups.

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