Train derailment in Congo leaves 50 people dead

Train derail

Fifty people have died in a train accident in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the country’s minister for humanitarian affairs said on Thursday

The train derailed around 3.00 a.m. (0200 GMT) in the province of Tanganyika, in the south-east of the central African nation.

Several people also suffered injuries.

The cause of the accident was not immediately clear.

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

SOURCE: dpa

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