Cameroon rail toll rises to at least 60

The Myanmar Times - - World -

At least 60 were killed when a packed pas­sen­ger train de­railed be­tween Cameroon’s two main cities, a hos­pi­tal source in the cap­i­tal Yaounde said. Al­most 600 peo­ple were in­jured when the train, trav­el­ling from Yaounde to the eco­nomic hub of Douala, came off the rails near the cen­tral city of Eseka. The train was crammed with peo­ple be­cause a col­lapsed bridge had made trav­el­ling the same route by road im­pos­si­ble.

Photo: AFP

A pas­sen­ger climbs out through a win­dow as oth­ers leave from the site of a deadly train de­rail­ment in Eseka, Cameroon, on Oc­to­ber 21.

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