Tragedy has befallen Taraba State University.

Three of its undergraduate students were killed by a tree that fell on a motorcade in northern Cameroon.

16 others were also injured in the incident.

The injured were said to be part of about 50 students that were on an excursion along with six members of staff to the region.

Their final destination was the Bouba Ndjida National Park.

“Following a tornado during their study mission to the park, a big tree unfortunately fell on the delegation, killing three and leaving 16 others with injuries,” North Cameroon’s regional governor Jean Abate Edi’i told state television, CRTV on Wednesday.

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The injured were taken to the Garoua regional hospital. The hospital director, Dr Aboubakar Sadjo, said the staff had been mobilised to attend to the Nigerians.

The Taraba State University said the students were members of the Biological Science Department on a research trip to the neighbouring country.

The Bouba Ndjida National Park is home to several animal species.

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