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Mozambique freight train ferrying coal derails, at least 17 dead

AFRICA
By Reuters | February 20th 2015

At least 17 people were killed after a freight train carrying commuters and merchandise including coal derailed in Mozambique's capital on Thursday, a railway company driver told Reuters on Friday.

The Mozambique Ports and Railways train derailed at about 1200 GMT. It was traveling from Maputo to neighboring Zimbabwe. No further details were available.

The company had no immediate comment.

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