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23.04.2014 Congo

DR Congo train accident death toll rises to 57

By AFP
This picture taken on November 8, 2006 shows a commuter train carrying Congolese people in Kinshasa.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP/File)
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This picture taken on November 8, 2006 shows a commuter train carrying Congolese people in Kinshasa. By Issouf Sanogo (AFP/File)

Kinshasa (AFP) - At least 57 people died when an overloaded passenger train sped off the rails in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a government spokesman said Wednesday, raising the official toll.

The government had earlier put the toll from Tuesday's derailment at 37, but warned that figure was likely to rise as rescuers struggled to reach the remote area.

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