RD Congo-Transport-Crash

At least 50 perish as DRC train derails

APA-Dakar (Senegal)

Fifty people have died after a train derailed in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, Steve Mbikayi, the Minister of Humanitarian Action and National Solidarity confirmed.

By Ibrahima Dione 

In a tweet, Mbikayi said: “Another tragedy!” The derailment occurred at 3 am in Tanganyika in the vicinity of the Mayibaridi locality. Provisional toll: 50 dead and several injured”.

 

According to the minister an emergency meeting has been underway to outline measures to be taken in the wake of the tragedy.

 


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