37 Killed in Landslide in West Cameroon


At least thirty-seven people were killed in a landslide in West Cameroon, the officials said on Monday. The incident happened in the town of Bafoussam at around10pm [21:00 GMT].

The region has been experiencing heavy rains in the past weeks. The rainfall is reported to have continued beyond the regular rainy season.

Regional governor Fonka Awa Augustine said many affected houses were sitting on unsafe grounds despite government warnings.

Thirty-seven people were confirmed dead. Several other people are missing and the authorities fear that the death toll could rise.

Search and rescue operations are ongoing.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

Mr. Khodaverdian, a contributor to this site, is available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.