Ten hurt after train crashes into truck trailer

June 17 2016 at 08:58pm Durban – At least 10 people were injured when a commuter train crashed into a truck trailer left on the rails in Fairdale Road in Moseley Park in Pinetown, Durban, on Friday afternoon, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics said.

“Reports from the scene indicate that the trailer was left on the railway line by a truck driver who failed to cross the railway because the truck trailer got entangled in the overhead power lines,” Netcare 911 spokesperson Athlenda Mathe said.

“It’s believed that the truck driver detached the mechanical horse from the trailer and left the trailer across the railway line. Moments later a commuter train coming into the Moseley Park railway station collided with the stranded trailer causing the locomotive to derail from the track.”

A Netcare 911 rescue officer was first on the scene and attended to some of the injured pati…

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