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Cameroon's economic capital, Douala, devastated by heavy flooding


From Halima Abdulkadir, Cameroon
Local media portals in Cameroon are reporting of floods in parts of the country. On Tuesday, the city of Limbe in the country’s South West was hit by floods.
Whiles in Douala, the country’s largest city and economic capital located in the Littoral region, heavy rains accompanied by landslides are said to have left scores stranded.
The reports say three days of intense rains have left the city, home to two to three million people, facing its worst flooding on records.
Some journalists are also reporting that in the case of Limbe, as the waters receded, people are counting their loses. There are no official account of loss of lives but local media are putting it at ten.
According native of the resident who said that due to heavy rainfall people fear death after inundations in Victoria.
Time for a complete review of urban drainage system in Cameroon. Its started in Victoria, soon it will be Douala
Floods continue to cause havoc across parts of Africa where high rain patterns have resulted in loss of lives and destruction to properties. The most recent was in the capital of Ivory Coast, Abidjan where government was forced to evacuate close to 200 families.

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