Around 50 killed in Congo train crash: Source

A train in Congo Republic derailed en route to Brazzaville, killing around 50 passengers.

Updated: Jun 22, 2010, 15:29 PM IST

Brazzaville: A train in Congo Republic derailed en route to the capital Brazzaville, killing around 50 passengers as four of its wagons plunged into a ravine by the track, a national rail company source told on Tuesday.
The accident happened late on Monday night after the train left the coastal town of Pointe-Noire on the Chemin de Fer Congo Ocean (CFCO) line, which has seen at least two serious accidents in recent years.

"Unfortunately the train took a corner that turned out to be fatal," said the rail company source, who declined to be identified because he was unauthorized to speak publicly.

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