Three Nigerian students on a field trip to the Bouba Djida National park in the North Region have died after a tree collapsed on their vehicle during a windstorm.
Sixteen others including their lecturer were injured, some critically. The victims who were from the Tabara State University in Nigeria were rushed to the Garoua Regional Hospital.
The Governor of the North Region, Jean Abaté Edii visited the victims at the hospital with a message of comfort and quick recovery. He said that the government is ensuring that they are treated free of charge. The Director of the Garoua General Hospital, Aboubakar Sadou told the media that the victims are responding to treatment. Some of the victims are suffering from major factures.
The members of the delegation that was on an education exchange programme have been in a state of shock since the incident occurred on Tuesday, 17th April 2018.
The huge tree which has been standing for several decades could not resist the severity of the wind that has rocked the region in recent days.