Following a skirmish between Moslem patriots of Premier Ahidjo's Government and terrorists from the Bamileke tribe, Apr 24, a large fire was started in "Congo", a native quarter of Douala.
GV PAN..of burnt out area.
LV Men sorting out amongst wreckage.
LV Ruins still smouldering.
SV PAN..from people sitting on ground to wreckage.
LV Wreckage, man picks up oil lamp.
SV PAN..of wrecked cars.
SV Man looking at wrecked cycle.
LV Bulldozer pushing away wrecked car.
TRAVEL SHOT ALONG..road.of partly wrecked houses.
SV Moslem Chiefs discuss situation.
GV Wrecked area.
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Background: Following a skirmish between Moslem patriots of Premier Ahidjo's Government and terrorists from the Bamileke tribe, Apr 24, a large fire was started in "Congo", a native quarter of Douala. Spreading quickly, the fire soon 'destroyed more than a thousand houses, rendering 5,000 people homeless.
Bulldozers commenced clearing operations in the densely populated quarter as people searched the charred ruins for belongings, and endeavoured to retrieve sheets of corrugated iron to provide for another home.
The Bamileke tribe, totalling one sixth of the 3 1/2 million coloured people in newly independent Cameroun, and numbering 40,000 in Douala alone, have been recently associated with terrorist attacks in defiance of Moslem Premier Ahidjo's rule by decree.