Multiple People Killed, Hundreds Injured, in South Africa Train Crash

The incident is thought to be due to "human error."

  • Published 4 January 2018

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A passenger train carrying people home after the holidays slammed into a truck in rural South Africa on Thursday, killing at least 12 people and injuring more than 260 others, the government said. Authorities blamed the truck driver for allegedly trying to cross the tracks just ahead of the oncoming train, part of which burst into flames after the collision and forced passengers to hurriedly drag their luggage from the smoking wreck to a nearby… Read at AP News