4 Dead, 40 Injured in S-Africa Train Crash

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At least four people were killed and scores injured in a train crash in South Africa on Thursday, medical services said, as witnesses reported that the train had collided with a truck. 

Images showed flames engulfing several passenger carriages that were derailed at the scene near Kroonstad, 200 kilometres (125 miles) southwest of Johannesburg.

‘Approximately 40 injured and 4 fatalities at the train crash in Kroonstad area,’ the Netcare 911 emergency medical service, which sent paramedics to the scene, said on Twitter.

 Some victims were treated at the scene while others were taken to hospital, local media reported, as uninjured passengers walked away from the wreckage, many carrying their luggage.

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