Cargo train derails in Nairobi slum, scores feared trapped
NAIROBI – A cargo train derailed in a sprawling Nairobi slum Sunday, crashing into makeshift homes where scores of people are feared trapped, the Kenyan Red Cross said.
“One patient has been evacuated … scores are feared trapped,” the organization said.
One of Africa’s largest slums, Kibera’s tin-roofed shacks are home to an estimated quarter of a million people, according to an NGO that carried out a population study there.
“The rescue efforts are underway, we cannot talk of the number of those injured at the moment,” Nairobi Police chief Benson Kibue told AFP.
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