DR Congo: Train crash kills more than 30 in Lualaba province
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
A train derailed on Sunday and fell into a ravine where it caught fire, according to Democratic Republic of the Congo. By varying reports 33 or more people were killed., in Buyofwe, , southern
The train, with cargo including tanks of flammable fuel, was traveling from the country's second-largest city of Associated Press reported, eleven carriages caught fire.to the town of Luena. After the thirteen-carriage train derailed and fell into the ravine,
Early on, the Minister of Mines, Jean-Marie Tshizainga, confirmed eight deaths in the crash, according to Radio Okapi. By one report, the dead and injured, who suffered severe burns, were. The chief medical officer of told Radio Okapi about 30 injured people had been taken to hospital, while others were waiting to be transported. The provincial governor, , said the number of dead likely would rise.
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- AP. "Train crash in Democratic Republic of Congo kills at least 34" — , November 12, 2017
- "Train crash 'kills 33' in Democratic Republic of Congo" — , November 12, 2017