Train Derailment Claims 50 Lives In Congo
File image of train derailment scene/BBC

Fifty people have died in a train accident in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the country’s minister for humanitarian affairs said on Thursday
The train derailed around 3:00 a.m. (0200 GMT) in the province of Tanganyika, in the south-east of the central African nation.

Several people also suffered injuries.

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The cause of the accident was not immediately clear.

“Speaking for the government, I present my condolences to the families affected,” the minister said on Twitter.