Tragedy on the railway: fifty dead, the first shots of castrophy

Трагедия на железной дороге: полсотни погибших, первые кадры кастрофы

Derailed a passenger train, killing at least 50 people were killed

About it reports Reuters. The accident happened in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

According to the Minister humanitarian action and national solidarity Steve Mbikayi Maboloka, the incident occurred on 12 September early in the morning in the southeastern province of Tanganyika.

On the causes of the accident, the information is not reported.

“On behalf of the government I offer my condolences to the families of the victims,” said Mbikayi Mabooki.

Трагедия на железной дороге: полсотни погибших, первые кадры кастрофы

We will remind, earlier it was reported that the US is a train carrying a flammable substance derailed and caught fire.

The incident occurred in Illinois. A train partially derailed on the rail road near the American city of St. Louis. Affected a total of 14 cars. The fire was extinguished in a few hours.

Initially fire only one car inside of which was a substance used as a solvent. Transport company Union Pacific said the smoke is not harmful to human health. In the surrounding areas were evacuated three schools because of fears that the fumes could be dangerous to humans and harm their health.

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“After checking the quality of the air evacuation of the territory was abolished”, — said the officials.

According to the preliminary data of those killed and injured in the accident no.

Трагедия на железной дороге: полсотни погибших, первые кадры кастрофы

“I was just standing here, worked and saw the corner of his eye a giant fireball, and I looked back and saw smoke rising, and then it began to spread on the rails in five minutes after this” — Patrick Wilson, who works nearby.

Recall that nightmarish state trains of “Ukrzaliznytsya” angered users of the network.

And Politeka wrote that high speed train flew into the freight train.

Also Politeka reported that the fatal tragedy on the railway near Kharkov, the traffic is blocked.