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Biya Orders Emergency Investigations, Evacuation Of Oku Helicopter Crash Victims

Yaounde (National Times)-Cameroon’s president Paul Biya has ordered for the immediate evacuation of administrators and security elements wounded in an helicopter crash in Oku, Bui Division, North West Region early Monday, May 13th for medical attention.

Biya’s instructions are contained in a release which the Minister Delegate at the presidency in charge of Defense Joseph Beti Assomo issued hours after the accident.

The minister indicates that, immediate investigations have been opened to understand the cause  of the accident.

Three Divisional Officers ( D Os) sustained varied injuries. They are ; Walters Tumasang of Fonfuka. He is said to have sustained a fracture on his left hand. His counterpart of Oku Sub Division, Benjamin Brock suffered a fracture on the left hand. The most affected person among the survivors is the D O of Nkor who is said  to be  on oxygen.

Others wounded in the accident remain unknown but the minister’s statement indicated that, six persons were wounded.

Beti Assomo  confirmed the demise of the Interim Commissioner in charge of public security for Noni Sub Division Ngwe Victor Wiyou.

Other occupants of the helicopter which had on board seven persons were  a pilot, co-pilot , a mechanic and another element of the police force.

The helicopter was said to be airlifting the administrators and security officers back to their duty stations after they met with Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute in Bamenda over the weekend. Dion Ngute came  within  the context of proffering government’s resolve to end the Anglophone crisis through dialogue.


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