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Friday, 12 January, 2001, 01:53 GMT
Many dead in Congo train crash

It is now known that thirty seven people were killed in a collision between two trains in the Congo Republic on Wednesday.

Many others were injured.

A government statement said most of the victims died at the scene and the number of dead is expected to rise.

The accident happened at a station Mvoungouti about seventy-five kilometres east of Pointe-Noire on the Atlantic Coast, on the main line to the capital, Brazzaville.

One official is quoted as saying a goods train ran into a passenger carriage.

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