The heavy rains that have been falling on the economic capital for several days are at the origin of this new tragedy. The balance sheet shows extensive material damage, and no loss of human life.
According to ABK Radio, R+2 building collapsed very early in the morning of Thursday August 12, 2021 in the Cameroonian economic capital, at the place of Bifaga in Ndogbong in the 5th Subdivision, following a long torrential rain that that felt in the city.
The owner reports that he was alerted by the barking of his dog and immediately realized that the stairs were starting to give way. Fortunately, no loss of human life but a lot of damage.
According to experts, non-compliance with construction standards is at the root of a phenomenon that has become recurrent in Cameroon.
On June 30, 2021, an R +7 building under construction at the eastern entrance to the administrative district of Douala in Bonanjo, collapsed, causing extensive material damage. The 7-storey building was under construction in an area opposite the flower market. In addition to the din, the collapse had scattered an avalanche of dust that had spread for several kilometers.
On Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at the place called Douala Bar, in Akwa, a building under construction collapsed while the maneuvers on the construction site were in the midst of slab pouring. The incident left one dead and 22 people injured.