Derailed 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.
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.