Two die after train derails in Hillcrest

2016-09-06 06:00
 Photo: supplied The scene of the derailment in Hillcrest.

Photo: supplied The scene of the derailment in Hillcrest.

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TWO people died when a train derailed following a landslide in Hillcrest, paramedics said on Sunday.

“A man and a woman died in the crash and were still trapped in the train wreckage,” said Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha.
Paramedics and the Durban fire department attended to the scene at the Delville Wood train station and had to travel along a gravel road down the side of a mountain, cutting away fallen trees in order to access the wreckage of the goods train.

The bodies of the two victims were cut away from the twisted metal and handed given to police on the scene.

It is believed heavy rain on Saturday night caused the landslide.
- Supplied.

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