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Death toll in Cameroon train crash hits 79

Passenger escape the site of a train derailment in Eseka on October 21, 2016. Fifty-three were killed and over 300 injured when a packed Cameroon passenger train derailed on October 21 while travelling between the capital Yaounde and the economic hub Douala, state broadcaster Crtv said. The train, crammed with people due to road traffic disruption between the two cities, left the tracks just before reaching the central city of Eseka, Transport minister Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo'o said earlier. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

Passenger escape the site of a train derailment in Eseka on October 21, 2016.<br />Fifty-three were killed and over 300 injured when a packed Cameroon passenger train derailed on October 21 while travelling between the capital Yaounde and the economic hub Douala, state broadcaster Crtv said. The train, crammed with people due to road traffic disruption between the two cities, left the tracks just before reaching the central city of Eseka, Transport minister Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo’o said earlier.<br />/ AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

The death toll in last week’s train crash in Cameroon has climbed to 79, state radio said Monday, as the authorities continued to comb through the wreckage.

On Sunday, 11 more bodies were pulled from the debris of the packed passenger train that derailed on Friday between Cameroon’s two main cities, CRTV reported.

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