Over 33 bodies” have been removed from the mud, the state-run Cameroon Tribune newspaper said on its Facebook page.

Cameroon Radio Television gave the death toll at around 30, a number confirmed to AFP by a senior local official on the condition of anonymity.

“The houses that collapsed were built on the side of a hill in a risk zone,” said the official of the West Region, of which Bafoussam is the capital.

He said the landslide was caused by the “torrential rain” that has fallen in the country over the past few days.

AFP.