Sep 12, 2019 20:45 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Sep 12, 2019 20:53 Asia/Tehran]
  • derails train in southeast Congo left 50 killed
    derails train in southeast Congo left 50 killed

At least 50 people dead and 23 others injured after train derails in the early hours of Thursday in southeast Congo in Tanganyika province.

Iran PressAfrica: Congo's Minister of humanitarian affairs, Steve Mbikayi said the accident happened at around 3 am local time in the town of Mayibaridi in the southeastern province of Tanganyika.

He said the toll may climb as people are still under the train and must be rescued.

The government is sending rescue workers to the scene.

The cause of the accident is not yet known, but there are often derailments due to the cost of maintaining railways and trains.

Workers from the national railway company claim they have several years of unpaid wages.

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