Kindu rail accident


Kindu rail accident

In the Kindu rail accident of November 29, 2005 at least 60 people were killed when they were swept off the roof of a train into the river below as the train crossed a bridge in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Koloso Sumaili, the governor of Maniema province, says it seems there are over 60 dead in this accident, this after speaking with local officials in his region. He said the accident happened yesterday, around 200km south of the town of Kindu, as the train travelled towards the southern town of Lubumbashi. "Trains that travel on that line have lots of people and goods on the roof. When the train was crossing over a bridge, the beams supporting the bridge swept people and goods off the train and into the river below," he said.

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* List of rail accidents


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