Six individuals of a family have drowned in the Bamenjim dam after their boat overturned.

The incident occurred on Monday morning 9 April 2018 and involved two pregnant women with 6 others, making it 8 persons.

The eight members of the family arrived at the middle of the lake before realising that, the waves were so strong.

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As Cameroon News Today –CNT gathered from the Fon of Bambalang, they were able to save the lives of two out of the 8 individuals involved.

Non respect of security measures are said to be the cause of the tragedy.

“Anyone getting into the lake to do fishing, should ensure that the water is stable before going any further and they are equally advised to put on lifejackets when going across the water” the Bambalang Fon commented.

This incident follows another one of last week in which a boat capsized, leading to the death of two fishermen.


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