a site of a collapsed building

At least one person died and several others injured when a building collapsed in Cameroon’s commercial capital Douala early Thursday, according to the police.

More people were trapped under the debris of the building, senior police officer Jean Magloire told Xinhua.

“The tragedy involved a four-storey building at New Bell Ngangue neighbourhood in Douala. The victim was identified as Talla Brice, 33 years of age,’’ Magloire said.
Witnesses told Xinhua the building collapsed due to incessant rains Wednesday night.

Rescue and relief work is going on, Magloire said.

Source: Xinhua/NAN