South Africa train crash: Four dead in truck collision

Scene of train crash

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The truck apparently failed to stop at a crossing

A passenger train has caught fire in South Africa after colliding with a truck, killing four people and injuring 40, rescue workers have said.

Video footage showed a fire blazing through at least one carriage, near an overturned truck and car.

Evacuated passengers were seen standing on the roadside with luggage.

The collision occurred near Kroonstad city in Free State province, after the truck failed to stop at a crossing, a passenger told local media.


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