WORLD Cameroon declares national mourning day for landslide victims

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Cameroon declares national mourning day for landslide victims

Xinhua

09:20, November 09, 2019

YAOUNDE, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- Cameroonian President Paul Biya on Friday declared a national day of mourning on Saturday to honor 43 people killed by a landslide in the western city of Bafoussam last week.

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"Flags will be flown at half-mast throughout the country, as well as at Cameroonian embassies and consular offices abroad," Biya said in a statement released Friday night.

Forty-three people were confirmed dead, over 150 families affected and several others reported still missing after the landslide caused by heavy downpour lashed Gouatchie 4 neighbourhood of Bafoussam on Oct. 28.

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