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Death toll in train crash in Democratic Republic of the Congo reached 74 — media

April 28, 2014, 9:16 UTC+3
April 22, in Haut-Katanga Province, a freight train carrying several dozens of people has derailed
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PARIS, April 28. /ITAR-TASS/. The number of victims of the train derailment in the south-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reached 74 people, France Press news agency reported on Monday.

“At this point, 74 people are reported dead and 163 have different injuries,” the agency quoted DRC Public Healthcare Minister Kabange Numbi.

The tragedy occurred April 22 in the Haut-Katanga Province known for its major mining enterprises. A freight train carrying several dozens of people has derailed.

Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reported that there were no Russian citizens among the victims.

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