Kroonstad crash culpable homicide case
POLICE have opened a case of culpable homicide into a train crash in Kroonstad, Free State, on Thursday where a truck driver collided with a passenger train killing at least 19 people and injuring many others.
that the driver allegedly erred by trying to cross the tracks ahead of the oncoming train. Part of the train burst into flames after the collision, trapping some passengers in carriages.
A final death toll cannot be announced until a forensic investigation including DNA testing is complete.
The latest death toll is 19. Many passengers were also injured during the collision.
Prasa has announced a 24-hour call centre for enquiries about missing loved ones.
The remains of a passenger train that burnt after it collided with a truck in Kroonstad on Thursday. The latest death toll from the accident is 19.