DRC: 50 dead and several injured in train derailment in south-east

In the DRC, about 50 people died in a train derailment in the south-east of the country on thursday, according to the minister in charge of humanitarian actions.

The Democratic Republic of Congo is in mourning. According to a tweet from Steve Mbikayi, Minister of Humanitarian Action, the tragedy occurred early ON Thursday morning. “Another disaster. Derailment at 3 a.m. in Tanganyika near Mayibaridi. Provisional death toll: 50 dead and several injured,” the ministerial authority wrote on twitter,“announcing a meeting for arrangements to be made.” Steve Mbikayi also plans to visit the site to see the facts.It seems that a lot of illegal immigrants are trapped under the derailed cars,” he added. This new incident is very common in the DRC and should draw the attention of the authorities to the poor state of transport in the country. Several sources also indicate that the death toll could rise in the coming hours. But so far, no official information on the causes of the tragedy has been leaked.

According to Victor Umba, president of the Inter-Union of the National Railway Company (SNCC) relayed by Africanews, the victims of this derailment accident are mostly illegal immigrants and that it is impossible to give more details at the stage Current. “It is impossible for SNCC to provide any assessment. Our CEO is already in Kalemie (the provincial capital) to see how to lift the recumbent cars. It seems that a lot of illegal immigrants are trapped under the derailed cars,” he added. This new incident is very common in the DRC and should draw the authorities attention to the poor state of transport in the country. Several sources also indicate that the death toll could rise in the coming hours. But so far, no official information on the causes of the tragedy has been leaked.

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