Local Cameroonians waiting to hear from loved ones after train accident. Many families still have not heard from their relatives in Yaounde who departed for Douala on that fateful Friday, 21 October 2016.
Families are looking for their relatives and crying because they are no where to be found. Babies have been left orphaned and alone in hospitals.
It's been two days now since Train No. 152 derailed with thousands of passengers on board, and Cameroonians are still to be told the exact number of passengers who boarded the train, the cause of the accident, how many have died so far, and how many survived. However, CAMRAIL says it is consolidating a list of victims, and will make the list available later.
Yesterday October 22nd, 15 corpses were removed from the valley where the train fell, raising the dead toll to 70. Corpses of identified victims have been sent to the Yaounde Ekounou Military hospital mortuary, while those injured were evacuated to the Yaounde Central Hospital, Yaounde Military Hospital, CHU, CMS, hôpital gynéco-obstétrique, Yaounde General Hospital, Laquintine Hospital, Douala General Hospital, hôpital gynéco-obstétrique, and the Douala Military Hospital.
Psychological support units have been established in Douala and areworking hard in collaboration with the general hospital in Douala to give answers to desperate families. The crisis centers are active at the Camrail stations in Douala and Yaoundé. A hotline number has been made available by Camrail for all inquiries. (+237) 699 10 18 10.