A minimum of 50 other people were killed after a educate derailed in Congo in a single day, the rustic’s ministry has stated.
Minister Steve Mbikayi stated the coincidence came about at round 3am native time within the the town of Mayibaridi within the southeastern province of Tanganyika.
He stated the derailment additionally injured 23 others and the toll might climb as individuals are nonetheless below the educate and will have to be rescued.
The federal government is sending rescue employees to the scene.
The reason for the coincidence isn’t but identified, however there are frequently derailments because of the price of keeping up railways and trains.
Staff from the nationwide railway corporate declare they’ve a number of years of unpaid wages.
Mr Mbikayi stated on Twitter: “Talking for the federal government, I provide my condolences to the households affected”.