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Saturday, 22 October 2016

Cameroon Train Accident: Death toll rises to 70, 600 Injured

Death toll in the Cameroon train accident has risen to 70, with 600 injured.  The train was travelling between the country's mains cities, Douala and Yaounde, when it came off the tracks.


The train was overcrowded because a bridge on the road connecting the two cities had collapsed after heavy rain.

Witnesses told BBC carriages were added to accommodate extra passengers. An investigation into the cause of the derailment is under way.

President Paul Biya, who is abroad, wrote on his official Facebook page: "I instructed the government to provide full assistance to the survivors."


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