Six Catholics die in Bafoussam-Douala highway

Six Christians of the St Anthony of Padua Parish in Buea Town have died following a ghastly motor accident on…

Six Christians of the St Anthony of Padua Parish in Buea Town have died following a ghastly motor accident on Saturday May 13 along the Bafoussam Douala Highway.

The Christians were said to be returning from Dschang, West Region after paying a condolence visit to one of theirs who lost a relative.

Eyewitness accounts, say the driver lost control of the vehicle killing 6 passengers on the spot.

Amongst them was the Vice President of the St Michelle Francophone Mission station of the Parish.

Out of the eight passengers in the vehicle, only two survived.

The driver sustained injury on the arm, and a second passenger whose condition is said to be stable, are currently receiving treatment.

Meanwhile the bodies of the deceased have been taken to the Buea Regional Hospital Mortuary pending burial.

The Parish Priest Rev.Father Kenneth Kingwui, saddened by the incident, said the departed christians constituted the core of the Parish.

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