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Clean-up of train crash scene still underway - Railway Safety Regulator

5 January 2018 3:11 PM
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Train crash
Railway Safety Regulator
Kroonstad
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Kroonstad train accident

While investigators gather facts for a preliminary probe‚ the regulator says the truck driver appears to have caused the crash.

The Railway Safety Regulator says the cleaning up of the Kroonstad train crash scene in still ongoing.

Investigators have also returned to the scene of the train incident that killed at least 18 people.

Regulator spokesperson Madelein Williams says that while investigators gather facts for a preliminary investigation‚ the truck driver appears to have caused the crash.

Read: Prasa: Truck driver in Kroonstad train crash faces culpable homicide charge

A truck towing a trailer allegedly ignored a stop sign and crashed into the moving train on Thursday.

By all indications the truck driver disobeyed the stop sign and caused the accident.

Madelein Williams, spokesperson for the Railway Safety Regulator

Machine equipment is expected to lift the derailed carriages of the tracks before rehabilitation of the railway lines begins.

Williams says a full investigation will also be conducted and recommendations will be made on how to avoid a similar incident in future.

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5 January 2018 3:11 PM
Tags:
Train crash
Railway Safety Regulator
Kroonstad
Investigation
Kroonstad train accident

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