A visually impaired man whose name MMI got as Arouna Nsangou hasbeen crushed to death by a semi-trailer truck at Tradex Emana, in Yaounde, Center Region of Cameroon.
The incident occurred on Saturday, September 9, 2022, at about 5 am.
According to reports, Arouna was on his way from a vigil when he got run over by the truck.
“He separated from the group to go and wait for the taxi. He was trying to cross the road. A woman on the other side of the road started screaming in order to alert the truck driver as well as Arouna. But it didn’t help” says Ange Ngangoum, a visually impaired person close to Arouna.
31-year-old Arouna was said to be the regional representative of the group of aggrieved blind and partially sighted people of Cameroon for the center.
“He was a unifier. It is on this basis that he was chosen to carry the voice of the indignant blind at the level of the center. Last June, he played a decisive role during our demonstrations at the Prime Ministry. Unfortunately, he will not know the outcome of the fight he has fought for months,” lamented Ange.
Arouna equally worked as a volunteer, in charge of sports and cultural affairs at the club for young blind people rehabilitated in Cameroon. He was also the vice-captain of the national football team for the visually impaired among other functions.
He dies at the age of 31, leaving his partner and two children in dismay.
By Amina Hilda
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