A passenger train has caught fire in South Africa Thursday after colliding with a truck, killing twelve people and injuring at least 260, rescue workers have said according to the Associated Press.
"Four people have been declared dead... with approximately 40 injured," said Netcare's spokesman Tebogo Magoro, a spokesman for emergency services group Netcare911.
Video footage showed a fire blazing through at least one carriage, near an overturned truck and car. Evacuated passengers were seen standing on the roadside with luggage.
The collision occurred near Kroonstad city in Free State province, after the truck failed to stop at a crossing, a passenger told local media.
The local paramedic service ER24 said as many as 100 people had been injured.