At least 50 dead in Congo train derailmentChristian Fernsby ▼ | September 13, 2019
At least 50 people died early Thursday morning after a freight train derailed in the southeastern province of Tanganyika, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), local authorities said.
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In Kinshasa, Minister for Humanitarian Affairs Steve Mbikayi also confirmed the information and indicated that an emergency meeting is underway to make the necessary arrangements to assist the victims.
Much of DRC's rail network dates back to the colonial era and has had little maintenance. A freigh train derailed in Kasai province this March, killing 32 people and wounding 91 others. ■