Train derailment kills at least 30 in DR Congo: police

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Mar 19, 2019

At least 30 people were killed and several others injured in a train derailment accident Sunday in Kasai province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo).

According to information from police in the area, most of the dead passengers were stowaways who boarded the train carrying mainly goods.

For the moment, the hospital authorities of the area have already confirmed the recovery of at least 30 bodies.

Several seriously wounded people were taken by police to the hospital near the accident site.

This central part of the country regularly records rail accidents due to the deterioration of the track and aging locomotives that date back to colonial years. The overload of passengers and especially goods on these trains are also causes to rail accidents.

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