At least 34 dead in train accident in Congo

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Minstens 34 doden bij treinongeluk in Congo

Archive view: on the slow moving freight trains to jump often passengers on and off

In the derailment of a cargo train Sunday in the Congo, at least 34 people have died, who are as blind passengers travelled.

The accident occurred in the Kasaï. Several wagons are at the height of a bridge over the river Luembe in the water ended up, said vice-governor Hubert Mbingho Monday.

Rescue workers have temporary 34 seem to be salvaged, also of children. That death toll is likely to rise, because there were also eighty wounded counted. Serious injuries are to the hospital of Kakenge transferred.

On the slow moving freight trains to jump often passengers on and off, although this is not allowed. The railway company SNCC declared that the 52-year-old train, which is not suitable for travelers.

It is a third treinongeval in a month’s time in the Central African country, where the rail network there is pretty bad.