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Cargo train derails in Nairobi

£Kenyans gather around the remains of a house which lies on train tracks next to a train carriage on its side, after a cargo train derailed in Nairobi, Kenya, Sunday, Dec.22, 2013. Several people have been injured after a cargo train crashed into homes in the sprawling Nairobi slum of Kibera, The train is reported to have derailed while passing through the slum, one of Africa's largest, on Sunday morning. (AP Photo)

Cargo train derails in Nairobi

A cargo train derailed in a sprawling Nairobi slum on Sunday, injuring at least 10 people as it crashed into makeshift homes where people are feared still trapped, rescuers and residents said.

"In all, 10 people have been treated at Kenyatta National Hospital," a Red Cross emergency officer at the scene told AFP, adding that three had sustained only slight injuries and have been discharged.

The locomotive and wagons were still lying tipped on their side amid piles of rubble as night came.

"The heavy-duty cranes have arrived and railway staff are doing work on the line in order to be able to start lifting the wagons," the Red Cross officer said.

The 10 injured included people freed from the shacks in the derailed train's path. (AP)

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