14 March 2017 SADC / Malawi

Malawi - Fuel Train Looted Following Derailment

A freight train belonging to Central East Africa Railways (CEAR) overturned after it derailed near the Makata heavy industrial site in Blantyre, Malawi on 27 February. The train, comprising two locomotives and six wagons, was carrying fuel from Mozambique to Limbe when it detached upon reaching the Mudi Area. Following the incident, locals from the surrounding community flocked to the scene and began looting the cargo with jerry cans and buckets in hand. According to CEAR, as much as 240,000 li

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