At least 16 dead in fire at nightclub in Cameroon's capital


Reuters | Yaounde | Updated: 23-01-2022 17:34 IST | Created: 23-01-2022 17:31 IST
At least 16 dead in fire at nightclub in Cameroon's capital
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At least 16 people died and eight others were injured early on Sunday in a fire that engulfed an upmarket nightclub in Cameroon's capital Yaounde, the government said.

"The incident was caused by the explosion fireworks usually used in the nightclub," it said in a statement, adding that these had sparked a fire on the ceiling which caused further explosions and panic in the nightclub.

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