Dozens killed in a train derailment in Cameroon, hundreds were injured

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Bodies were strewn along the tracks as workers continued looking for others injured and dead in Friday’s crash. Transport Minister Edgar Alain Mebe Ngoo said Friday’s accident took place near the central town of Eseka, 120km west of the capital Yaounde. The route is one of the busiest in the country. President Paul Biya ordered the evacuation of the injured to the country’s two main cities. The circumstances that led to the accident will be investigated. Many rail lines in West and Central Africa have a reputation for poor maintenance and failing to respect safety norms. Derailments arealso relatively common. Cameroon’s flag will fly at half mast on Monday 24th October 2016 throughout th

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