Train accident: Death toll increases to 32 in DR Congo


At least thirty-two people (32) were killed and 91 others injured when a train carrying goods in DR Congo  had an accident overnight on Monday.

Officials said there was a large number of children among the dead when the train veered off the tracks in central Kasai province.

Of the injured, 18 were in serious condition, a district official told AFP after arriving at the site on Monday.

The goods train veered off the tracks as it was crossing a bridge over a river about 140 kilometers (85 miles) northwest of the provincial capital Kananga.


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