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Thousands flock to Cameroon hospitals after train derailment

YAOUNDE, Cameroon — Thousands of Cameroonians have flocked to hospitals in the country's two main cities on Sunday in search of corpses and survivors after an overloaded train derailed Friday, killing more than 70 people and injuring 600.

Most of the victims are now receiving treatment in hospitals in the capital, Yaounde, and the port city of Douala, after rail lines were cleared and the injured were evacuated. The accident happened in Eseka, about 125 kilometres (75 miles) west of Yaounde, which doesn't have adequate facilities and is difficult to access by road, because of landslides caused by heavy rains.

Mustapha Abbo, 45, searched in Yaounde for his younger sister, whose husband survived the accident. Full Story


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