At least five people died Monday night in Cameroon’s economic capital, Douala, after the brake of a speedy truck failed, police said Tuesday.
“The truck lost control and drove over a distance of more than one kilometer right at the heart of Douala. It was running over motorcycles and vehicles.” Johnson Nfor who witnessed the accident said.
Two motorcyclists died on the spot and three others died in the hospital, while several others were injured during the accident.
Police said the driver of the truck who survived the accident has been put in custody.
Deadly road accidents in Cameroon are usually caused by reckless driving, bad road conditions and overloading, according to the Ministry of Transport.