Multiple deaths as train crashes into truck

2012-07-13 09:35
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Cape Town - A train crashed into a truck carrying farmworkers on Friday morning, killing at least 19 people in Mpumalanga.

Other reports say about 30 people could have been killed.

Netcare911’s Jeff Wicks told News24 the truck was at a level crossing between Hectorspruit and Malalane when the train smashed into it.

ENews stated about 30 people were dead. Wicks said that, as yet, Netcare911 paramedics can confirm 19 killed and 24 injured.

ER24’s André Visser said he would not give a figure on the number of fatalities or injuries but did tell News24 that paramedics arrived to a “chaotic scene” in an isolated area.

The farmworkers were fruit-pickers being taken to work.

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