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S Africa coal train in fatal crash, derailment ruled out

Jul 13, 2012 15:38 IST

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Johannesburg:  A South African train carrying coal for export to Mozambique smashed into a truck on Friday but there was no derailment, the state rail operator said.

19 people lost their lives in a Mozambique coal train mishap on Friday

Transnet freight rail spokesman Michael Asefovitz said the indicent took place in eastern Mapumalanga province between the city of Nelspruit and the Mozambique border. The coal was destined for the Indian Ocean port of Maputo.

At least 19 people were killed and 24 injured in the collision, local emergency services reported.

Reuters