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Train derails in Congo

A train that derailed in a rural area of Congo has killed at least 68 people, the Washington Post reported Friday. This vast central African country struggled to respond adequately to the disater because of poor road quality, lask of resque equipment and subpar hospitals. Hundreds of people were on top of the train or hanging onto its sides because of the utter lack of mass transit options. A mechanical error is being blamed as the error that caused all eight cars to jump off the track Wednesday. The death toll is likely to rise because many people are still trapped in or under the train and many more have life-threatening injuries. The nearest hospital, which was eight miles away, has only 22 beds.