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At least 12 killed, scores hurt in crash

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January 05, 2018

The scene of a collision between a truck and train in South Africa which has killed at least 12.

The death toll in a train crash in South Africa's Free State province has risen to at least 14, a train service official said.

"It is not yet confirmed but the death toll for now is sitting at 14," said Daisy Daniel, spokesperson for long haul passenger rail service Shosholoza Meyl.

Emergency services earlier said four people died and dozens were injured after the passenger train derailed and crashed into a truck before bursting into flames on its way to Johannesburg from Port Elizabeth.

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