A ship containing about 200 people got into an accident off the Cameroonian Island of Bakassi, the army confirmed in a Facebook post on Monday.
A joint rescue team of the Cameroon’s special oil field protection group and the National Navy have carried out the rescue operations, the army added.
According to authorities, over 100 survivors have been rescued.
It has been confirmed that the shipwreck has claimed the lives of three women. The victims have been “transferred to Bota Port in Limbe,” the statement added.
The accident is said to have occured on the night from 25 to 26 August 2019 following very stormy conditions.