Kroonstad train crash: Prasa to conclude clear-up process on Saturday

This follows a fatal crash involving a truck and a passenger rail train on Thursday, which killed at least 18 people and injured hundreds more.

FILE: Officials clean-up the scene of a train crash in Kroonstad, Free State. Picture: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) says it expects to conclude the clearing up of the Free State train crash by the end of Saturday.

This follows a fatal crash involving a truck and a passenger rail train on Thursday, which killed at least 18 people and injured hundreds more.

The clear-up process involves removing the debris from the crash site and ensuring that the rails are in working condition when train operations resume.

Prasa’s Sipho Sithole said: “One locomotive and four coaches that were on site were being cleared. The service will be operational on Monday.”

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