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12 Sep 2019 | 12:29 PM UTC

DRC: Train derailment kills 50 in Tanganyika province September 12

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Train derails on September 12 in Mayibaridi (Tanganyika) killing 50 people and injuring 23; rail disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/12/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/13/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Kinshasa). COUNTRY/REGION Tanganyika province

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A train derailed at 03:00 (local time) in the town of Mayibaridi (Tanganyika province) on Thursday, September 12, resulting in 50 deaths and 23 injuries. Local authorities warned the death toll could rise, as people are still trapped under the train. The cause of the derailment remains unknown. Emergency personnel are responding to the incident and localized disruptions along with regional rail cancelations are expected in the coming hours and days. 


Individuals in Tanganyika are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate rail cancelations and delays, localized disruptions, and a heightened security presence.


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