The Democratic Republic of the Congo train derailed 10 to 50 stowaways killed

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A freight train in the Democratic Republic of the Congo derailed in the southeast today. According to the number of deaths announced by the parties, 10 to 50 illegal passengers died. This is the latest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Railway tragedy.

Agence France-Presse reported that when the train drove to the remote area of ​​Tanganyika around 6 am, several trains overturned the train and derailed.

The estimated number of deaths varies from unit to unit. Humanitarian Action Minister Steve Mbikayi initially claimed that 50 people were killed.

However, the governor of Tanganyika, Zuo Yi. Zoe Kabila later said in Twitter: “Correction… The province’s death and injury statistics are 10 deaths, 30 injuries, and 3 cars overturned.” Zuo Yi is the younger brother of former President Joseph Kabila.

The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo said that at 15 o’clock GMT (11 pm on the 12th, Taiwan time), Indonesian peacekeepers at the scene confirmed 23 deaths and 14 injuries. However, witnesses at the scene unanimously stated that the number of casualties was higher.

Credit : https://www.cna.com.tw/news/aopl/201909130066.aspx

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