Cameroon officials say two separate train accidents have happened near the capital, Yaounde, killing at least nine people within a 24 hour period.

On Saturday, authorities say a train carrying 1,000 passengers derailed north of the city, killing at least seven people and injuring some 270 others.

On Friday, a train carrying gas exploded and killed two people south of the capital.  Associated Press reports 100 have been injured.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.