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*Update* 19 CDC staff perished in the Tiko-Douala Highway accident involving a Tipper truck and the CDC staff Bus.
Their names are listed as follows:
5-Tiku Joseph Alex
12-Ngoh Yogoh Dorothé
13-Sylvia Seng Mesek
14-Kwin Prince Will
18- Claude Arrey Tany Tiku
19-Sophie Namondo (died at the Tiko Cottage Hospital.)
Over 50 CDC Delmonte labourers have died in a ghastly motor accident along the famous Tiko-Douala Highway.
Reports reaching us claim that a 27 tonnes Dump Truck ( aka tipper) in a sad case of speed and a tire puncture, lost traction and collided with the CDC personnel bus. All but one of the CDC workers lost their lives in this accident. The driver of the dump truck is also reported to have died.
This sad news comes less than one month after another ghastly accident on the same highway which claimed about 20 lives.
For as long as I can remember, the Tiko-Douala highway is considered a death trap, yet in over 50 years of existence, our government has never deemed it necessary to address the issues that make this highway so unsafe. There’s been a toll-gate on that road for over 20 years now, yet no major road improvement has taken place. How many more lives will be lost for someone to care? I get so frustrated with our government. This is so sad!!! The state of our roads are deplorable due to bad governance, negligence and gross irresponsibility.
May their souls RIP or wake up and haunt the people in power!
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