In an event organized this February 15, Franck Foute survivor of the Eseka train derailment presented to the public, his book “un jour que je n’oublierai jamais”.
In a 92 page book titled “Un jour que je n’oublirai jamais”, translated “A day I Will Never Forget” and published at Proximité, the young Author, Journalist, graduate of the Advanced School of Mass Communication, makes it an obligation to tell Cameroonians, his personal experience of the Eseka train derailment of October 21, 2016, which killed 77 people in Cameroon.
While talking to Cameroon News Today-CNT, Foute reveals that, he was in the train N°152 which left from Yaounde Centre region of Cameroon, heading to Douala, Littoral region of Cameroon. The train crashed in a village 50KM away from Yaounde, known as Eseka “it was something very tragic and we saw the good side of Cameroonians on a sad event, it was something really sad. People ran towards us to help and by doing that, they never asked whether or not we were from this or this other region, they were just helping and it was fantastic”.
In an attempt to render a detailed account of his journey, the Author upon coming to term with the melancholy surrounding the story, will take his readers into a thrilling and exciting love story, aimed at bringing to light, the good side of the bad day.
That is how, the reader will be sailed in the intriguing and captivating love story, the author will experience with a lady called Vanessa.
Foute reveals in his book that, throughout his trip, he will engage into an exciting conversation with a lady seated next to him called Vanessa. This lady will turn his journey into one which is extremely delightful. When the derailment occurs, he is safe and just slightly injured. Upon realizing Vanessa, is no where to be found, Foute will take upon him, to save the lady he says is still trapped under the debris.
Going by Foute, his hopes are high that thanks to his book, such a tragic incident will never occur again, because of the same errors. “The Eseka train accident was a drama, and today for as much as we have survived, I think life must go on. By launching this book, we are turning the page. But we must recount what happened for us to make sure that it never happens again”.
The October 21, 2016, Eseka train accident is considered as one of the most important tragedies ever recorded in Cameroon in the last ten years.