Douala : Tragedy in Bonamousadi, five children killed in a stampede during an end-of-year party

The new year has unfortunately started on a tragic note in Bonamousadi, in the fifth arrondissement of Douala.

Image pour illustration de ce faits divers (c) DR
Image pour illustration de ce faits divers (c) DR

According to witnesses on site at the editorial staff of, a classroom at the La Marseille establishment was transformed into a discotheque to celebrate the New Year, and several children found themselves on the scene. Everything was going well until a rumor that there were “germs” on the premises started a stampede that left five children aged 14, 15 and 16 dead.

Douala, Bonamousadi

Bonamosadi district hospital to the rescue, in vain.
The injured were taken care of at Bonamosadi district hospital. According to a source, the provisional assessment of this incident mentions five deceased children. Shock and consternation have engulfed the city following this tragedy, and local authorities have yet to issue an official statement.

Pour approfondir :   Cameroonian Press Review - Friday, January 19, 2024

This tragic incident highlights the need to strengthen security in schools and ensure that such tragedies do not happen again. We extend our sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of the victims of this tragedy.

A news item that occurs while your newspaper informed you earlier in the day of the death of a young student in Ngaoundéré still under the background of heinous crime.

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