YAOUNDE, Nov. 17 — At least seven people were killed in Cameroon’s commercial city of Douala early Saturday after the brake of an oil tanker failed along the main road of a neighborhood called “Village,” police sources told Xinhua.
“Many of those who died were commercial motorcyclists who parked along the road waiting for passengers. They were all hit by the tanker,” the source said, adding that a woman and baby were among the victims of the accident.
A witness, 45-year-old Jean Ekoka, said several people who were discussing along the road were injured and some were rushed to the hospital.
“The tanker came from nowhere on full speed rolling over motorcycles and people. Luckily the tanker that was carrying oil did not explode,” Ekoka told Xinhua.