At least 53 dead, nearly 300 injured in Cameroon train accident | Reuters

YAOUNDE Fifty-three people were killed and nearly 300 injured on Friday when a packed passenger train travelling between Cameroon's two largest cities derailed and overturned, the transportation minister said.Speaking on state radio, Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo'o said the figures represented a provisional toll from the accident, which occurred near the train station in the town of Eseka, around 120 km (75 miles) west of Yaounde. (Reporting by Anne-Mireille Nzouankeu; Writing by Joe Bavie; Editing by Larry King)

Reuters October 22, 2016 02:01:44 IST
At least 53 dead, nearly 300 injured in Cameroon train accident
| Reuters

At least 53 dead nearly 300 injured in Cameroon train accident
 Reuters

YAOUNDE Fifty-three people were killed and nearly 300 injured on Friday when a packed passenger train travelling between Cameroon's two largest cities derailed and overturned, the transportation minister said.Speaking on state radio, Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo'o said the figures represented a provisional toll from the accident, which occurred near the train station in the town of Eseka, around 120 km (75 miles) west of Yaounde.

(Reporting by Anne-Mireille Nzouankeu; Writing by Joe Bavie; Editing by Larry King)

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