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06 Jun 2020 | 08:40 PM UTC

DRC: Train derailment kills four in Haut-Lomami province June 6

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Train derailment kills at least four in Bukama territory (Haut-Lomami province) on June 6; rail disruptions expected in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/6/2020, 12:00 AM until 6/9/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Kinshasa). COUNTRY/REGION Haut-Lomani province, Bukama territory


A freight train derailed at the Luena station in Bukama territory (Haut-Lomami province) on Saturday, June 6, leaving at least four dead and several others injured. The cause of the incident is unknown, and investigations into the incident are currently underway.

Disruption to transport in the area is to be expected over the coming hours and days.


Individuals in the abovementioned area traveling by train are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the incident, and adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities.


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