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  1. .com | Father's agony over death of daughter, grandchildren in Kroonstad train crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | News24

    Petros Thulo the father of Motshidisi Thulo who is still missing after a train she was in together with her two children collided with a truck and caught fire. Picture: Tebogo Letsie In a humble, maroon-coloured corrugated iron home on the corner of an unnamed street in Meloding, Virginia, the Thulo family's life is at a standstill.

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  2. South Africa:Kroonstad Crash Death Toll Rises to 21 After Burnt...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 19 | AllAfrica.com

    The bodies of two children have been recovered following the deadly Kroonstad train crash, raising the total death toll to 21, the Free State Health Department said on Friday. "They were found in their mother's arms in what had initially seemed to be one body of the mother.

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  3. .com | Kroonstad crash death toll rises to 21 after burnt...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 19 | News24

    Bloemfontein The bodies of two children have been recovered following the deadly Kroonstad train crash, raising the total death toll to 21, the Free State Health Department said on Friday. "They were found in their mother's arms in what had initially seemed to be one body of the mother.

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  4. .com | Safety concerns keeps Cape Town train line closedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 16 | News24

    Metrorail's Cape Town central line was still closed on Tuesday as train drivers stood their ground and refused to drive, leaving passengers stranded. This comes after the murder of a security guard in Khayelitsha last week.

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  5. Four injured after two trains collide in MpumalangaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 16 | Iol.co.za

    Four people were injured on Tuesday morning when two trains collided at a depot in Ermelo in Mpumalanga, private emergency services provider ER24 reported. ER24 paramedics arrived at the depot and assessed the four patients and found that all four had sustained minor to moderate injuries.

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  6. #TrainCrash: Woman relives horror of seeing her brother burn to deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 10 | Iol.co.za

    The terror aboard the train that burst into flames last week, killing 19 people, has been relived through a Joburg woman who watched helplessly as her brother burnt to death. Last Thursday, the Shosholoza Meyl train ploughed into a truck at a level crossing between Hennenman and Kroonstad in the Free State causing the horrific deaths, as well as at least 200 injuries.

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  7. South Africa:Rail Safety Regulator Wants Independent Probe Into Horror CrashRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 10 | AllAfrica.com

    An independent inquiry is needed to find out what caused the fire that killed almost all of the 19 people who died in the crash between a train and truck in the Free State last week, the chairperson of the Railway Safety Regulator said on Wednesday. "It has become necessary that we at the RSR establish a board of inquiry in order to establish the reasons for the fire," Dr Nomusa Qunta said at a briefing on the preliminary investigation report into the crash.

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  8. .com | Rail safety regulator wants independent probe into horror crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 10 | News24

    Cape Town An independent inquiry is needed to find out what caused the fire that killed almost all of the 19 people who died in the crash between a train and truck in the Free State last week, the chairperson of the Railway Safety Regulator said on Wednesday. "It has become necessary that we at the RSR establish a board of inquiry in order to establish the reasons for the fire," Dr Nomusa Qunta said at a briefing on the preliminary investigation report into the crash.

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  9. South Africa:Rail Safety Regulator Bans Manual Signal ChangesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 10 | AllAfrica.com

    The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa is banned from manually authorising trains following another train accident, this time in Germiston, the Railway Safety Regulator said on Wednesday. "Prasa is, therefore, prohibited from manually authorising trains until such a time that normal train services are restored or until such a time when Prasa Rail can provide the RSR with a comprehensive and convincing action plan for all affected areas in all the provinces where Metrorail trains operate," the regulator stated.

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  10. South African train crash leaves 200 injuredRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 9 | Newkerala.com

    Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan 9 : At least 200 persons were injured on Tuesday morning in a train crash on the outskirts of Johannesburg, according to country's emergency response group. Two Metrorail passenger trains collided at the Geldenhuys Station in Germiston, the local media reported.

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  11. South Africa Train Crash Injures Hundreds Outside JohannesburgRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 9 | Boston.com

    A train crash at a station near Johannesburg on Tuesday derailed one rail car and injured at least 226 people, adding to concerns about rail safety and oversight in South Africa after the second serious accident in a week. Six to seven people suffered moderate injuries, and 159 were taken to the hospital after the crash in Germiston, according to Eric Moloka, a spokesman for the Ekurhuleni Municipality Emergency Services.

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  12. South Africa:Forensics Teams Working With Families to Identify Crash VictimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 9 | AllAfrica.com

    Forensic pathology teams are working hard to get DNA samples from family members of those who died in the Kroonstad train crash, in an effort to identify bodies at mortuaries. The deadly collision happened on Thursday between a Shosholoza Meyl passenger train, a truck carrying a trailer and a car.

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  13. .com | Forensics teams working with families to identify train crash victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 9 | News24

    The Shosholaza Meyl passenger train that ploughed into a truck after the driver drove his vehicle onto the railway crossing near the Geneva station between Hennenman and Kroonstad. Free State Forensic pathology teams are working hard to get DNA samples from family members of those who died in the Kroonstad train crash, in an effort to identify bodies at mortuaries.

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  14. South Africa:President Jacob Zuma Sends Condolences to Families of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 9 | AllAfrica.com

    President Jacob Zuma has extended deepest condolences to families of those who died during the horrific collision which occurred in Kroonstad in the Free State province between a passenger train and a truck. "We wish to express our deepest condolences to the families affected by this horrible incident.

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  15. Scores injured in train crash outside JohannesburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 9 | Independent.ie

    The scene of a train crash near Kroonstad, South Africa, on January 4 in which at least 18 people were killed A train collision on the outskirts of South Africa's commercial hub Johannesburg has left more than 200 people injured, emergency responders said. A train collision on the outskirts of South Africa's commercial hub Johannesburg has left more than 200 people injured, emergency responders said.

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  16. Train driver, train assistant of Free State #TrainCrash hailed as heroesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 9 | Iol.co.za

    The driver of the Shosholoza Meyl train which was involved in a fatal crash which saw at least 19 people killed and 260 injured said on Tuesday those who survived were saved only by the grace of God. "He bestowed so much mercy on us," said the driver, according to a statement from the United National Transport Union .

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  17. 200 injured in commuter train crash outside JohannesburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 9 | Independent.ie

    The scene of a train crash near Kroonstad, South Africa, on January 4 in which at least 18 people were killed Around 200 people have been injured in a train crash on the outskirts of Johannesburg, a South African emergency response group has said. Around 200 people have been injured in a train crash on the outskirts of Johannesburg, a South African emergency response group has said.

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  18. Second train crash in a week leaves 200 injuredRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 9 | Mail & Guardian

    A crash between two Metrorail trains at the Geldenhuys train station in Germiston has left over 200 commuters moderately injured on Tuesday morning. Prasa spokesperson Lillian Mofokeng said: "One of the trains was authorised to be stationary there and it was waiting for a manual signal for it to leave the station."

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  19. South Africa:Train Crash Leaves Over 200 InjuredRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 9 | AllAfrica.com

    A train crash that took place on Tuesday morning at the Geldenhuys train station in Germiston, Johannesburg has left over 200 commuters moderately injured, ER24 has confirmed. Paramedics arrived on the scene to find that one of the carriages had derailed, but had not overturned, said spokesperson Russell Meiring.

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  20. #TrainCrash: Survivors await compensationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 8 | Iol.co.za

    Survivors of the deadly train crash that killed 19 people last week on Monday relived the horror of the tragedy, with some still nursing visible injuries. Zoleka Matoto, 17, who survived the rail crossing accident where a train and lorry collided, said she has been haunted by nightmares.

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