South Africa: Train-truck collision leaves 19 dead, 260 injured

About 400 passengers were on the train from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg when it collided with a truck, killing 18 people.
The scene of the deadly crash Photo credit: Twitter

A collision between a passenger train and a truck in South Africa has left at least 18 dead and 260 injured.

The deadly crash occurred between Hennenman and Kroonstad in the country's Free State at about 9:15 a.m. local time, according to Sky News. The train was travelling from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg.

Mthuthuzeli Swartz, acting CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency, said the accident was caused by "human error."

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