Rescuers search Kenya train crash wreckage

2013-12-23 10:29
Kenyans gather around the remains of a house which lies on the train tracks next to a train carriage on its side after a cargo train derailed in Nairobi, Kenya. (Khalil Senosi, AFP)

Kenyans gather around the remains of a house which lies on the train tracks next to a train carriage on its side after a cargo train derailed in Nairobi, Kenya. (Khalil Senosi, AFP)

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Nairobi - Rescue operations are continuing in Kenya, after Sunday's train accident in the Kibera settlement in Nairobi.

Scores of people were injured when the cargo train derailed. It smashed into several structures near the railway line.

The freight train was transporting wheat to Kampala, Uganda. At least 10 people have thus far been rushed to the Kenyatta National Hospital.

Meanwhile, efforts are continuing, to free those still trapped underneath the rubble. No deaths have been reported so far.

Kenyan authorities said they are always advising residents of the shanty-town not to build their homes so close to the railway line. The line runs through the settlement, considered the largest slum area in Africa.

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