Survivors of Lake Nyos being treated

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Survivors of Lake Nyos being treated - ' Then I woke up, and three of my four...
' Then I woke up, and three of my four daughters were dead in the bed beside me .' Mrs Wandia is badly shocked, and has burns on both legs and one arm. Severe burns and respiratory infections are the most common oroblems affecting survivors. Dr Bert Oubre, an American physician working at Mbingu Baptist Hospital, had to carry out major surgery on one victim. ' Her hand was burned right down to the bone, and I had to amputate it,' he said. There are about 500 survivors being treated at nearby clinics and hospitals. Water in the area is still contaminated, so fresh water has to be brought in by tanker, as well as medical supplies.

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  1. The Observer,
  2. 31 Aug 1986, Sun,
  3. Page 13

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