06:22 GMT26 January 2020
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    The incident occurred in the DRC's Mayibaridi district this morning, with authorities now preparing a rescue operation at the site of the catastrophe.

    According to Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Steve Mbikayi, 50 people died after a train derailed in Tanganyika province in the country's southeast. There is currently no information about the number of injured.

    "On behalf of the Government of the Republic, I offer my condolences to the families of the victims", the minister wrote.

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