Thousands of people gathered at the Eseka Railway Station on Monday October 24, 2016 in honour of some 70 passengers who died on Friday the 21st of October 2016 after an intercity train derailed en route to Douala.
The inter-religious service was marked by prayers of comfort and hymns of meditation for victims who sustained injuries and relatives of the deceased. A college of clergymen from the EEC, EPC, Roman Catholic Church, the Presbyterian Church of Cameroon and the Islamic Faith took turns to lead special prayers.
The men of God in their collective homilies solicited the almighty for security and for wisdom for state authorities as they direct the destiny of Cameroon. The Presbyterian Representative, Pastor Aterechin reminded the mourners to be ready at all times for the coming of the saviour, Jesus Christ.
For his part, the Mayor of Eseka – Jean Rene Libog thanked all those who came out on that dark day in their numbers to assist in rescue efforts. He saluted the bike riders, Doctors and staff of the Eseka District Hospital and officials of the Regional Delegation of Public Health.
The Senior Divisional Officer for Nyong and kelle, Aboubakar Iyawa, the Divisional Delegate of Transport, and a host of traditional rulers unanimously expressed wishes that such a calamity never repeats in the land of Eseka.