Fasion News


Magazine News


Travel News




Sport News
  • Have your own profile
  • Leave comments on news & videos
  • Benefit from our membership
Train crash in Congo kills at least 60 people over 300 injured
22 Haziran, 2010 | 19:01

Rail officials in Congo have confirmed that at least 60 people have been killed and over 300 have been injured after a train accident in Brazzaville, South of Congo.

Officials have said that the accident occurred in the early morning hours of Tuesday when the train bound to Brazzaville left the town of Pointe Noire.

Witnesses of at Dolisie and Pointe Noire rushed to the rail stations as the news emerged of the crash frantically waiting news of relatives and loved ones.

Joseph Sauveur El Bez, managing director of the Chemin de fer Congo-ocean (CFCO) company told the AFP news agency that “There was a grave train accident during the night, there are dozens of victims and injured.”

Bez added that “the material damage was also very severe” and “all steps have been taken to organize relief.”

Bez also said that many of the dead were taken to morgues in Pointe Noir and Tchitondi while the  injured, some in critical condition were taken to nearby hospitals.

The train is believed to have derailed between Bilinga and Tchitondi while passing a corner and resulted in four carriages filled with people dropping into a ravine.

The Congo army were also called in to help the people trapped inside the carriages in the remote area of the country.

The CFCO line which runs some 300 miles (510 kilometers) is the main link between the capital Brazzaville and Pointe Noire following the Congo River.

The train line which was built during the 1920s and 1930s while the French were the colonial power in the country is reported to have been poorly maintained.

Write your comments and thoughts bellow.

Under the full moon dance, entertainment, party, everything is here.
Beach Party
Paradise island Samui, most beautiful island of the world.
Paradise Island Samui
Live the FIFA World Cup 2010 dream in
South Africa.
FIFA World Cup
Turkey's The Beautiful Alanya beachs a
waits you.
Turkish Riviera

Yorum yapın

Note: Your comment will be viewable after approval.
60 Dead Congo, AFP, Bilinga, Brazzaville, CFCO, Congo, Congo Crash, Congo Railway Crash, Congo River, French Colony, Joseph Sauveur El Bez, Pointe Noire, South Congo, Tchitondi, Train, Train Crash Congo,

Yorum Yapılmamış

Search on National Turk
© 2009-2012 National Turk News Paper, Daily News, National News, Latest News,World News, Live News, News 24, Breaking News, Online News, Sports News, Hot News, Magazine News, Turkish News
The site uses Hot Affiliates Advertisements.
Hot Affiliates