Fire devastates over 200 stalls at Bamenda food market in Cameroon
Massive fire has destroyed a big portion of a food market in Cameroon's Bamenda. Sources say that the fire started at around 2 am, which started spreading over several shops before the army rescue team arrived at the venue.
About 200 stalls have been destroyed due to the huge fire that ripped through the market in Cameroon's main English-speaking city Bamenda. The cause of the fire is still unknown. This is the third time in less than two years that the food market in Bamenda went devastated by fire.
The government blamed a fire at the market last year on separatists demanding independence for the English-speaking regions in Cameroon. The separatists say English-speaking Cameroonians face discrimination and are fed up of being part of a country ruled for more than 35 years by French-speaking President Paul Biya.