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Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:35 - Updated Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:35

Benguela railway: Cuito-Cuemba section cleared

Cuito - Bengula Railway has announced that one of the central Bie province’s Cuito-Cuemba branches obstructed due to collision of the two locomotives in Camacupa has been cleared and the train circulation may resume this Tuesday.

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CFB workers clear Cuito-Cuemba section

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The Recovery work on the referred section lasted about six days, announced Benguela Railway, adding that six of its technicians had been involved in the task.

The incident happened last Wednesday (16 September) following a collision between freight and maintenance trains in the commune of Cuanza, municipality of Camacupa (Bié), which had already been removed from the site.

Speaking to Angop on Monday, the assistant manager of ​​Camacupa, Albino Mulanda, said that the management monitored the rehabilitation work on the branch.

Works included replacement of more than 200 sleepers damaged in the accident, but he would not reveal the amount spent and the material damage caused.

This is the second accident of its kind in this branch in the last seven years. The first occurred on February 17, 2013 and caused 20 injuries.

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