13 killed in building fire in Cameroon's Far North region

Source: Xinhua| 2020-11-28 04:19:20|Editor: huaxia

YAOUNDE, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- At least 13 people were killed overnight into Friday after a fire engulfed a tenement building in Cameroon's Far North region, according to local authorities.

The fire occurred at Guider locality of Mayo Louti division at a popular place called Carrefour Sedecoton, and was extinguished hours later by locals.

According to witnesses, the casualties included women and children.

Local media reported that a boy about 10 years old was in the building and managed to escape unharmed.

It is unclear what caused the fire. Officials have opened investigations into the tragedy. Enditem