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Thousands flood Cameroon hospitals in search of family

  • A derailed train with coaches on their sides in Eseka, Cameroon, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Rescue workers dug through the rubble Saturday in search of more injured and dead after a train traveling between two major cities in Cameroon derailed in Eseka, killing at scores of people, said rescue workers and hospital staff. (AP Photo/Joel Kouam)

    A derailed train with coaches on their sides in Eseka, Cameroon, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Rescue workers dug through the rubble Saturday in search of more injured and dead after a train traveling between two major cities in Cameroon derailed in Eseka, killing at scores of people, said rescue workers and hospital staff. (AP Photo/Joel Kouam)  (The Associated Press)

  • People gather near Friday's train crash in Eseka, Cameroon, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Rescue workers dug through the rubble Saturday in search of more injured and dead after a train traveling between two major cities in Cameroon derailed in Eseka, killing scores of people according to rescue workers and hospital staff. (AP Photo/Joel Kouam)

    People gather near Friday's train crash in Eseka, Cameroon, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Rescue workers dug through the rubble Saturday in search of more injured and dead after a train traveling between two major cities in Cameroon derailed in Eseka, killing scores of people according to rescue workers and hospital staff. (AP Photo/Joel Kouam)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Cameroon trooper, right, stands next to an ambulance that was used to carry victims of a train that crashed on Friday in Eseka, Cameroon, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Rescue workers dug through the rubble Saturday in search of more injured and dead after a train traveling between two major cities in Cameroon derailed in Eseka, killing scores of people according to rescue workers and hospital staff. (AP Photo/Joel Kouam)

    A Cameroon trooper, right, stands next to an ambulance that was used to carry victims of a train that crashed on Friday in Eseka, Cameroon, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Rescue workers dug through the rubble Saturday in search of more injured and dead after a train traveling between two major cities in Cameroon derailed in Eseka, killing scores of people according to rescue workers and hospital staff. (AP Photo/Joel Kouam)  (The Associated Press)

Thousands of Cameroonians have been flooding hospitals in the capital, Yaounde, and the largest city, Douala, looking for corpses and survivors after an overloaded train derailed Friday, killing more than 70 people and injuring 600.

Most of the injured by Sunday were receiving treatment in hospitals in Yaounde and Douala. The accident happened in Eseka, about 125 kilometers (75 miles) west of Yaounde, which doesn't have adequate facilities and is difficult to access.

Teacher Rigobert Nlend, 42, said he had to search for his brother's body. He first searched Douala, and finally found his brother's corpse at the Yaounde Military Hospital mortuary. He said his brother's life could have been saved if rescue workers arrived earlier.

Cameroon President Paul Biya has declared Monday, Oct. 24 a national day of mourning.