Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 27/06/2022 01:34 
23.01.2022 17:12 News >> 16 Killed, 8 Injured At Nightclub Fire In Cameroon's Capital

16 Killed, 8 Injured At Nightclub Fire In Cameroon's Capital

Fire, caused by fireworks, triggers 2 blasts, prompting panic, stampede, says official statement.

At least 16 people were killed and eight others were seriously injured when a fire broke out early Sunday morning at a nightclub in Yaounde, Cameroon's capital, authorities said.
"On Sunday, January 23, 2022, at about 2: 30 am, an accidental fire broke out in the cultural complex Liv's Night Club of Yaouba, located in the district Bastos in Yaounde," the Communications Ministry said in a statement.
It said a tragedy occurred due to the fire caused by fireworks commonly used in these areas. The fire first destroyed the building's ceiling, and it was followed by two high-amplitude explosions that caused panic and stampede within the nightclub.
Earlier, the state-run Cameroun Tribune reported that 14 people died on the spot and two others died later in the city's central hospital from their injuries, citing Joseph Fouda, the health facility's director.
"Unfortunately, the flames quickly spread to the club's basement, especially with walls covered in foam and plastic," the report said, citing a security guard.
"I got out of the nightclub a little early. I was with a group of friends. I lost two of them. They were burnt to death," Stephane Amougou, a local who lives near the club, told Anadolu Agency.
One of his friends was Henri Ateba, an aviation official whose name appears alongside the other Cameroonian figures on the list of the dead people.
"All arrangements are being made for the identification of the deceased and their inhumation in accordance with the customs in force," the government stated.
Several Cameroonian authorities came to the scene of the tragedy, promising free medical care to the injured.
In response to a presidential directive, the city police have launched an investigation. -



        Latest News
At Least 5 Killed, Hundreds Injured As Stand Collapses During Bullfight In Colombia 25 minutes ago...
Over 500 people injured as wooden stand lined with spectators collapses during Corraleja bullfight festival in El Espinal.
'Türkiye, NATO, Sweden, Finland To Hold Quadruple Leaders' Summit In Madrid' -5 minutes ago...
Türkiye expects Sweden and Finland to take a clear stance against PKK/PYD/YPG terror groups, affiliated structures, says presidential spokesman.
Explosion In Birmingham Destroys House Amid Reports Of Casualties 10 minutes ago...
West Midlands Police say there are 'reports of casualties, but the number and severity of their injuries is unknown at this time'
Outcry Grows After Dozens Die Trying To Cross Morocco-Spain Land Border -20 minutes ago...
Rights groups demand probe after 2,000 migrants storm militarized border fence on Friday.
Türkiye Issues Ecuador Travel Alert Amid Protests -5 minutes ago...
Turkish Foreign Ministry urges nationals to take necessary precautions for personal safety.

 
      Top News
Scottie Wilbekin Moves To Fenerbahce Beko From Maccabi Tel Aviv Scottie Wilbekin Moves To Fenerbahce Beko From Maccabi Tel Aviv
Anti-NATO Protesters Take To Streets Of Madrid Ahead Of Pivotal Summit Anti-NATO Protesters Take To Streets Of Madrid Ahead Of Pivotal Summit
4 Injured As Russian Missiles Hit Kyiv, Says Ukraine 4 Injured As Russian Missiles Hit Kyiv, Says Ukraine
Ecuador Lifts State Of Emergency Amid Protests Ecuador Lifts State Of Emergency Amid Protests
Syrian Clarinetist Kinan Azmeh Feel Very Lucky To Be Able To Do What He Likes Syrian Clarinetist Kinan Azmeh Feel Very Lucky To Be Able To Do What He Likes
Turkish Vice President Meets Turkish Workers In Algeria Turkish Vice President Meets Turkish Workers In Algeria
Russia To Arm Belarus With Nuclear-Capable Missile Systems Russia To Arm Belarus With Nuclear-Capable Missile Systems
'Epidemic': Drug Abuse Among Youth Rampant In Kashmir 'Epidemic': Drug Abuse Among Youth Rampant In Kashmir
Ukraine Reconstruction, Food Security To Dominate G7 Agenda Ukraine Reconstruction, Food Security To Dominate G7 Agenda
Uganda Appeals To Donors For Funds To Help Refugees Uganda Appeals To Donors For Funds To Help Refugees