At least 53 dead, nearly 300 injured in Cameroon train derailment – official
Scores injured and some killed in derailment at Eseka pic.twitter.com/PmncHhxcAt— CRTV web (@CRTV_web) October 21, 2016
The crash occurred close to the central town of Eseka, around 120 km west of Yaounde, Transport Minister Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo’o told Cameroon’s state broadcaster.
An investigation team has been sent to the site. The crash occurred shortly after 1000 GMT. The busy train was reportedly full of passengers, state television reported.
Angry crowds have blocked journalists from approaching the scene.
The route between the two cities is one of the busiest in Cameroon, and has a poor safety record.