Three crew members and three policemen were in the lead locomotive which was hit by the gunfire. A bullet struck one crew member in the thigh. He received treatment in the Cuamba district hospital, and was discharged on Tuesday.
Mohamed Riaz Mahomed, spokesperson for the Northern Development Corridor (CDN)), which operates the line from the port of Nacala to Malawi, said the locomotive did not suffer any significant damage. â€œThe train was going at normal speed, estimated at 60 kilometres an hourâ€, he said. As for the wagons, which included fuel tankers, they were empty and returning to port.
This was the first Renamo attack on the northern railway, since it resumed its insurrection in February. Riaz Mahomed said that trains are circulating normally again along the line. â€œThe police have assured us that that there are conditions for rail traffic to move, and we are operating normallyâ€, he told â€œO Paisâ€.Post published in: Africa News