Train plunges into river in KZN

2012-12-11 07:18
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Train plunges into KZN river

A goods train plunged into the Amanzimtoti River near Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. See the pictures.

Durban - Four people were injured when a goods train plunged into the Amanzimtoti River near Durban on Tuesday, KwaZulu-Natal emergency workers said.

"The raging river has eroded the sand from under the train tracks, causing the train to plunge several metres into the torrent waters," said Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha.

Paramedics arrived at the scene to find the four train staff members severely traumatised, cold and wet.

"After they were stabilised on scene, medics transported them to the Netcare Kingsway hospital for the care that they required," he said.

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