At least 17 people have died after a fire broke out at a nightclub in the Cameroonian capital, Yaounde. Let us tell you that the injured have been admitted to a hospital in Yaounde.
Massive explosion after a massive fire in a nightclub
A fire broke out at a popular nightclub in the Cameroonian capital Yaounde, killing at least 17 people in the explosion. Government officials gave this information on Sunday.
How did the accident happen?
The tragedy comes as the country is hosting the month-long ‘African Football Cup of Nations tournament’ in which thousands of football players, fans, and officials from across the continent are participating. Government spokesman René Emmanuel Saadi said: “Investigations are ongoing to determine the names and nationalities of those killed and injured.
What did the officials say?
Officials said the fire started at a nightclub in Bastos, located in the neighborhood of the capital. Reached the place where LPG was kept. This was followed by an accident in which many people lost their lives and many people were injured.
government official statement
In a statement issued by the government, it was said that the injured have been admitted to a hospital in Yaounde. Cameroonian President Paul Biya expressed his consolation in a statement and assured the players of their safety.
The death toll could rise further
Please inform that relief and rescue work is going on. It is being told that the death toll may increase further. Most of the people who died in this incident are foreign nationals. The nationality of those killed is being investigated. Government spokesman René Emmanuel Saadi said, “Investigations are still underway to determine the names and nationalities of the dead and injured.”
Fire in Brazil’s nightclub caused 245 deaths
The fire in the nightclub once again reminisced the horrific fire that broke out in a nightclub in southern Brazil in the year 2013. More than 245 people were killed in a fire in a Brazilian nightclub. Most of these people died due to suffocation or crushing in the stampede. At least 500 people were present in the club at the time of the accident.