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Cameroon Ends Train Crash Rescue Search as Death Toll Reaches 79

  • 1,300 passengers on board train from capital Yaounde to Douala
  • President Paul Biya returns home after 38 days abroad

Cameroon said it ended a rescue operation to find more survivors of a passenger train crash which left at least 79 people dead and more than 600 others injured.

The train operated by Camrail, a unit of the French company Bollore SA, derailed 120 kilometers (75 miles) into a journey from the capital, Yaounde, to the port city Douala with more than 1,300 passengers on board. The route saw a surge in passenger numbers after a collapsed bridge blocked the motorway linking the two cities.