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Eséka is located in Cameroon
Location in Cameroon
Coordinates: 3°39′N 10°46′E / 3.650°N 10.767°E / 3.650; 10.767
Country Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon
Province Centre Province
Elevation 804 ft (245 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 79,500 (est)

Eséka is a small town in central Cameroon.


The city of Eséka lies on the main Camrail railway, where the line enters more rugged terrain from the coastal plains.

On 22 October 2016, a passenger train derailed close to the town. The train, traveling from the capital Yaoundé to the economic hub Douala was crammed with people due to road traffic disruption between the two cities and came off the tracks just before reaching Eséka. At least 60 people were killed with many hundreds injured.[1]

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  1. ^ France-Presse, Agence (2016-10-22). "Sixty-three killed and 500 injured in train derailment in Cameroon". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-10-22. 

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Coordinates: 03°39′00″N 10°46′00″E / 3.65000°N 10.76667°E / 3.65000; 10.76667