Thursday, 22 April 2010

Rovos Rail train derails

"Pretoria - At least three people were critically injured when a Rovos Rail Pride of Africa train derailed at the Bosman Street railway station in Pretoria on Wednesday, paramedics said.
"The whole train derailed," said Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha.
"Some of the coaches are lying on top of each other. They had to cut holes in the roofs to get the passengers out."
Botha said 32 passengers sustained injuries ranging from minor to serious. There were 55 people on board at the time of the derailment.
Botha said emergency services from Pretoria, private ambulance services and paramedics were at the scene. People were still being rescued from the wreckage.
The injured already removed from the wreckage had been taken to a local hospital.
Botha said it was not clear why the train derailed"

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