Pregnant woman, two others killed in train disaster

2010-04-22 07:47

Three women employed by Rovos Rail died after the luxury train

carrying dozens of foreign tourists derailed near Pretoria.

Owner Rohan Vos said: “Three staff members died and one

four-month-old baby [foetus].”

One of the three women who died was four months pregnant and went

into labour at the time of the accident.

Two women died on the scene and the third died later from her

injuries.

Vos said one person was in a critical condition.

Six others were out of danger but had sustained serious

injuries.

The train crashed onto its side across the railway tracks.

There were 55 passengers on board – mostly foreign tourists – and

30 Rovos Rail employees.

About 40 of the passengers were American tourists, of whom ten were

taken to hospital.

There were also South African, German, British and French tourists

on board.

 

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