Boy dies after being hit by train

A 15-year-old boy was killed on Tuesday morning after falling from a train and being hit by a second one near Maitland station. Metrorail Western Cape spokesperson Riana Scott said emergency medical services responded and police services responded to the incident for further investigation. “The operational impact was the closure[…]

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Dozens killed as train runs over crowd in India

Dozens of people have been killed after a train ran into a crowd in northern India. The incident on Friday took place on the outskirts of Amritsar city, Punjab state, where hundreds of people had assembled near a railway track to watch a religious festival. “We have 59 confirmed dead. The toll can rise,”[…]

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Seven die as train hits bakkie at crossing

Seven people were killed when a train collided with a bakkie at a level crossing in Cape Town early on Friday. The force of the impact destroyed part of the vehicle at the crossing in Blackheath. Metrorail initially attributed the crash to “human error”. Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa[…]

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Unite Behind protest CT’s bad train service

The South African activist group United Behind, protested against the Cape Town Metrorail train services on Tuesday. The coordinator Vuka Zukiswa said the purpose of the protest was due to, “dodgy tenders and corruption thatwas draining money meant to fix issues that railway commuters meet daily.” About 30 members protected[…]

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Two boys knocked by train in Retreat

Residents in Retreat have been left shocked after two teenage boys were hit by a train at the White Road train crossing in the area earlier today. The two boys were allegedly riding on a bike and apparently did not see the oncoming train when they crossed the rail. When[…]

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