Death toll from Cameroon train crash rises to 70

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The death toll from the tragic train crash that occurred in Cameroon has now hit 70, with more than 600 injured.

The train was travelling between the West African country’s two main cities, Douala and Yaounde, when it came off the tracks.

It had been carrying about 1,300 passengers, instead of its capacity of 600.

The passenger load was higher because a road had collapsed due to landslides following heavy rains between Yaoundé and Douala.

Witnesses say carriages were added to accommodate extra passengers. An investigation into the cause of the derailment is under way.

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