Xi sends condolences to Cameroon president over train tragedy

Updated 2016-10-25 10:26:36 Xinhua
A train derails at Eseka station of Central Region in Cameroon at around 12:30 Friday local time (11:30 GMT).

A train derails at Eseka station of Central Region in Cameroon at around 12:30 Friday local time (11:30 GMT).

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday extended condolences to his Cameroon counterpart, Paul Biya, over a deadly train derailment in the African country, in which dozens of people died.

In a message, Xi, on behalf of the Chinese government and people, mourned the dead and expressed condolences to the injured and to the families of the dead.

The death toll in Friday's train derailment has risen to 79, Cameroonian national state television reported Monday.

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