Several injured as cargo train derails in Kibera

What you need to know:

  • Transport Cabinet Secretary Joseph Kamau told journalists that six injured had so far been taken to hospital
  • Kamau said the government has long warned the residents of Kibera not to put up houses right next to the railway

A cargo train on Sunday morning derailed while passing through Kibera near Nyayo Highrise estate in Nairobi, crashing into makeshift homes where scores of people are feared trapped, rescuers and residents said.

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