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Wed, 05 Sep 2018 09:20 - Updated Wed, 05 Sep 2018 09:20

Head of State shows deep consternation for victims of train accident

Luanda - The Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, last Tuesday expressed great consternation for the death of 18 citizens and 14 others who got injured following the collision of two trains in the south-western Namibe Province.

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Angolan President, João Lourenço

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“I’ve received with profound consternation the information about the accident involving two trains that collided in the Lubango-Namibe route. It is a tragic event , in consequence of which several families lost their beloved ones, to the memory of whom I bow down with pain and sorrow”, President Lourenço wrote on his twitter page.   

The tragedy took place when a Moçâmedes Railway Company (CFM) train transporting black granite collided with another CFM train operating at the service of a Chinese firm that was servicing the rails.  

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