At least 37 killed In Congo train crash

KINSHASA (Reuters) – At least 37 people were killed in a train crash in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Katanga province on Tuesday, a witness and a local official said on Wednesday.Flag_of_the_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo.svg

A witness said he counted 37 bodies at the scene of the crash. Dikanga Kazadi, Katanga’s interior minister, gave a provisional toll of 56 dead and 69 injured but said the toll was expected to rise and a team had been sent to investigate the incident.

The accident involved a goods train that was carrying people near Likasi, a mining town between Lubumbashi and Kolwezi in the copper and cobalt-rich southeast.

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