Eight Cameroonian athletes disappear in Australia

Eight Cameroonian athletes have gone missing from their accommodation at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, team officials have confirmed.

Press attaché, Simon Molombe, told the BBC officials it is viewed as “desertion,” and that the missing athletes had been reported to Australian police.

The three weightlifters and five boxers were last seen at different times on Monday and Tuesday, he said.

Cameroon said the group had valid Australian visas until 15 May.

The Commonwealth Games Federation said, it would monitor the situation, but athletes had “the right to travel freely” on their visas.

In 2012, seven Cameroonian athletes disappeared, while in London for the Olympics.

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