Dozens killed after train derails in DR Congo | News


At least 50 people were killed when a train derailed in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, a minister has said.

The accident happened around 3am local time in the town of Mayibaridi in Tanganyika province, Steve Mbikayi, the minister of humanitarian affairs, said.

The death toll was provisional, Mbikayi said, adding that several people have been injured in the accident.

“Speaking for the government, I present my condolences to the families affected,” he said on Twitter.

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