President Paul Biya has said that government will take care of all the victims of the train fatal accident of last week. President Biya who rushed from Europe on Sunday also instructed that a proper investigation be carried out to detect the causes of accident that killed close to a hundred and or more Cameroonians. On Sunday, the government appealed for additional blood donations to assist with the treatment of some 600 people who suffered injuries.“I have ordered an in-depth inquiry into the causes of this accident,” Biya told state TV in French on returning to Cameroon on Sunday afternoon after a trip in Europe.“I have ordered for victims’ (medical) costs to be paid for by the state,” he added.Operator Camrail, a unit of French industrial group Bollore, said on Sunday it had set up a special train service to fetch bodies from the crash site.Witnesses said that before the crash extra carriages had been added to the train to accommodate exceptionally high demand for the service, due partly to the collapse of a portion of the main road linking the two cities after heavy rain.It was not clear if that had played a role in the accident.Camrail said on Sunday it had received permission from the command post managing the lines before commencing its journey.Technicians from the firm have been made to help police with their inquiries and psychological support is being offered to victims, the firm added.
As Cameroonians dress in black today to mourn those who died in the accident, President Paul Biya sources say is expected to address the nation today. Tongues are now waging as to what President Biya will tell Cameroonians.
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