Train plunges into Amanzimtoti River

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IOL toti train NETCARE911 Fourteen people have been confirmed dead in KwaZulu-Natal after the heavy rains and flash floods this week. Four people were injured when a goods train plunged into the Amanzimtoti River (pictured) near Durban. File photo: supplied

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Four people were injured when a goods train plunged into the Amanzimtoti River near Durban on Tuesday, KwaZulu-Natal emergency workers said.

“The raging river has eroded the sand from under the train tracks, causing the train to plunge several metres into the torrent waters,” said Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha.

Paramedics arrived at the scene to find the four train staff members severely traumatised, cold and wet.

“After they were stabilised on scene, medics transported them to the Netcare Kingsway hospital for the care that they required,” he said. - Sapa



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