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More than 150 injured in South Africa train crash

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 00:41

Jan. 31 - Morning commuter train crash in Pretoria injures at least 150 people, some critically. Simon Hanna reports.

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A morning commute comes to a violent end on Thursday near the South African capital of Pretoria. At least 150 people were injured in the accident that happened when a commuter train crashed into a stationary locomotive. Many of the injured were school children, but no fatalities were reported. Around 20 people were in a serious condition, including one of the train drivers. The cause of the crash is being investigated. South Africa signed a 5.8 billion dollar contract with France's Alstom in December to supply 3,600 new train carriages as part of a 10 year programme to overhaul its aging rail network.

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More than 150 injured in South Africa train crash

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 00:41

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