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3 killed, 300 injured in SA train crash

 

At least three people have been killed and around 300 injured following a head-on collision between two trains in the South African capital Pretoria.

The crash, which occurred at 9:30 AM (07:30 GMT), left eighty-two passengers with serious injuries, South African emergency services reported on Tuesday.

They said the tragedy happened when a packed train careered into another stationary train at Mountain View station.

“We do not rule out the possibility of additional fatalities as we search under the wreckage,” emergency official Charles Mabaso told Reuters.

An investigation into the cause of the collision was ongoing, Mr. Mabaso said.

This is the latest in a series of train accidents in South Africa, which has the continent’s largest railway network.

Last October, 320 people were injured after a packed train traveling from Johannesburg to Pretoria crashed into the back of a stationary train.

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