Republic of Congo train crash kills at least 48

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) - Top government officials now say at least 48 people died and more than 400 were injured when four train cars full of passengers fell into a ravine in Republic of Congo in central Africa.

Earlier, a railway official said there were more than 60 dead.

Officials blame excessive speed for the derailment.

The government has called for three days of national mourning.
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