At least 14 people were killed in a landslide in the Cameroonian capital Yaoundé on Sunday. The victims were attending a funeral when the natural disaster hit them, reports the governor of the region.
Dozens of people were present at the funeral, which took place on a football field at the foot of a 20-meter-high hump, witnesses tell the news agency Reuters.
“We are carrying the bodies to the mortuary of the central hospital while the search for other people, or bodies, is still ongoing,” the governor told local media.
One of the wettest cities in Africa, Yaoundé is made up of dozens of steep, hut-lined hills. Heavy rains this year have led to several devastating floods across the country, weakening infrastructure and displacing thousands of people.