Map locating the area of fatal train accident in DR Congo on Sunday. — AFP PhotoViet Nam News KINSHASA — At least 24 people were killed and 31 injured on Sunday when a freight train carrying stowaways derailed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, police and medical services said. The accident occurred in Kasai province, in the centre-west of the central African country. "We have retrieved 24 bodies, mostly children. It is a provisional toll because the wagons are still overturned," a railway police official in Bena Leka, 140 kilometres (90 miles) north of Kananga, one of the main towns in Kasai, said. "Most of the passengers are stowaways because it is a freight train. We have suspended the search because night has just fallen in the area," said the source, who was at the site. "Several wagons have fallen into the water at the bridge over the Luembe River and five more wagons are still overturned." Serious casualties were taken to the hospital in nearby Kakenge. "We … [Read more...] about DR Congo train derailment kills 24
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PUBLISHED: 05:59 17 June 2018 | UPDATED: 05:59 17 June 2018 Ross Bentley Cuckoo - Cuculus canorus PICTURE: BTO/Chris Knights CHRIS KNIGHTS/British Trust for Ornithology Cuckoos based in Suffolk are starring in the latest phase of an on-going study to find out why these fabled birds of the British countryside are disappearing at an alarming rate. Chris Hewson setting nets at dawn PICTURE: BTO A total of five male cuckoos, caught in the county by specialists working for the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO and tagged with a satellite device, will be tracked as they bid to make their way back to their wintering grounds in central Africa. The birds, who were netted in King’s Forest, near Bury St Edmunds, Thetford Forest and Carlton Marshes outside Lowestoft have each been given a pet name - and members of the public can the follow the progress of Sylvester, Victor, PJ et al via the BTO website. This latest initiative is part of a BTO project launched in 2011 to find out … [Read more...] about Can cuckoos from Suffolk help discover why numbers of the bird are in sharp decline?