At least 50 dead in Democratic Republic of Congo after train accident

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12 September 2019

According to Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Steve Mbikayi, 50 people died after a train derailed in Tanganyika province in the country's southeast, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"On behalf of the Government of the Republic, I offer my condolences to the families of the victims", the minister wrote.

Note that the incident occurred in the DRC's Mayibaridi district this morning, with authorities now preparing a rescue operation at the site of the catastrophe.

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED