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Ugandan pastors perish in Cameroon

 

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Two Ugandan pastors were part of the 80 people who perished in a train crash on Friday in Cameroon.

According to AFP, the train carrying an extra 300 passengers on top of its usual 600 capacity derailed on Friday evening while speeding from Yaoundé to the port city of Douala.

The accident occurred near the central town of Eseka; 120km west of the capital Yaoundé.

Pastors Nathan Tumusiime and Nicodemus Nuwasiima from City Prayer Towers in Mbarara were on an evangelical mission in the West African country.

Their bodies are still in Cameroon and relatives need atleast Sh50m to repatriate the bodies.

Cameroonian President Paul Biya sent condolences to the bereaved families, on top of declaring a day of mourning in Cameroon; he also said the government would take over the treatment costs of the survivors.

“My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families of the Camrail train derailment in Eseka. Over 70 passengers died and 600 wounded in the accident,” President Paul Biya said on his official Facebook page.

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