Yaoundé (Agenzia Fides) - At least two people died in the collapse of the church of Sainte Marceline de Minkan in Odza, a suburb of the capital of Cameroon, Yaoundé, which occurred on the evening of 17 October. The collapse was due to heavy rains. According to Fr. Félix Désiré Amougou, spokesman for the Archdiocese of Yaoundé, the provisional toll of the tragedy is 2 dead, 4 wounded, and one missing.
According to the parish priest of Minkan, Abbot Ndoumve, the firemen arrived on the spot and have been working since the night of October 17 to remove the rubble and continue the search for bodies and any survivors. The collapse occurred when the faithful were in church to pray the rosary. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides, 19/10/2018)