Douala: 18 students injured after gas cylinder explosion

18 students of a Hotel Management Institute in Ndogbong – Douala, who sustained severe burns from the explosion of a gas cylinder on February 7, 2024 are under intense medical care at the intensive care unit of the Douala General Hospital.

The incident happened when they were preparing for a gastronomic event.

‘Immediate care was taken as soon as the students arrived the emergency department of the hospital. Of the 18 students welcomed, we counted 12 women and six men, between the ages 16 and 30. In order of severity, we counted: nine mild cases who can be discharged after treatment, four moderate cases who will need to be hospitalized and 5 five cases of severe burns between 25% and 60% over the entire surface of the body. There is a case of smoke inhalation which also remains very worrying’. Explained the management of the Douala General Hospital.

No death was registered.

Littoral governor Samuel Dieudonné Ivaha Diboua visited the hospital to take stock of the situation. He wished them a quick recovery
while urging doctors to grant the hotel management students the adequate care required.

Source: Cameroon News Agency