Two children aged between 2 and 5 Tuesday cheated death when their house caught fire. Locals of the DAKAR neighborhood in Douala mobilized massively and saved the children and their grandmother who were trapped in the house.
The grandmother recounts how she saw chunks of smoke coming out from the children’s room but was helpless, she shouted for help, alerting the entire neighborhood, she and the two kids were later ejected from the house through the roof.
The wild flames ravaged the entire plank house despite collective efforts of youths. Almost all belongings have been consumed by the fire. Fire fighters who arrived the scene later helped to avoid the spread to other houses.