More detail has emerged on the 13 January accident in Liberia, on the recently revived Bong Mines railway. A train travelling from the mine to Monrovia collided, 68km from the capital, with a makeshift wooden wagon known locally as a Make-away. A pregnant woman lost her life and a 64-year-old man was taken to hospital, where he died.

n the interests of public safety, make-aways have been banned by the government from using the railway and the police have instructions to arrest anyone contravening the order both operators and passengers.

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