Maputo, 8 Mar (AIM) – The publicly owned Mozambican Ports and Rail Company (CFM) is working in order to reconnect the Sena line, which links Moatize town, in Tete province to the Port of Beira, after it was interrupted on Monday due to the derailment of a train of twenty wagons containing coal.
According to the Moatize administrator, Eugenio Muchanga, cited by the Maputo daily “Notícias”, a team of technicians is already on the ground.
“The train, when it derailed, was carrying coal transported by the Indian ICVL group. A crane and other types of equipment were taken to the administrative post of Kambulatsissi, in Moatize district, to repair the line”, he said. But he could give no date for the conclusion of the repairs.
The coal that was being carried, Muchanga said, was lost, but “through our experience it is possible to collect part of the product and put it back in the wagons.”
“In the accident, nobody died. But it forced passengers travelling from Moatize to Beira to return to Moatize. Some passengers stayed in Moatize town and others demanded to be given their money back so that they can reach their destinations”, he explained.