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Second train crash in a week leaves 200 injured

A crash between two Metrorail trains at the Geldenhuys train station in Germiston has left over 200 commuters moderately injured on Tuesday morning.

Burning train in India leaves several dead

Four passengers have burned to death while 19 others died of suffocation after a fire engulfed three coaches of a train heading out of Mumbai.

Durban train crash leaves 12 injured

Two trains at the Berea Road railway station in Durban have collided, leaving 12 people injured, including the drivers.

Spain crash: Train driver was travelling over twice the speed limit

A Spanish train was hurtling around a curve at 179kph, more than twice the speed limit, when it leapt off the tracks in a fatal disaster.

Flowers left for victims of Spain train crash

A steady stream of people have flocked to the site of Spain's deadliest train crash in decades and stared in silence at the wreckage.

New York commuter trains collide, 60 hospitalised

Two commuter trains serving New York City collided in Connecticut during Friday's evening rush hour, sending 60 people to the hospital.

Hundreds hurt after Shanghai subway trains collide

Two subway trains collided in Shanghai, China, on Tuesday, injuring over 200 passengers, official media reported.

India train smashes into bus, scores dead

More than 30 people have been killed after a train slammed into a packed bus carrying a marriage party in India.

Safety regulator looks into Soweto train collision

The Railway Safety Regulator is investigating a passenger train collision that took place in Soweto at about 5.50pm on Thursday afternoon.

Over six hundred injured in Soweto train collision

At least 644 passengers were injured, two critically, when two trains collided in Meadowlands, Soweto, on Thursday

Wreckage cleared from Pretoria train accident

The wreckage from a train accident in Tshwane in which scores of people were injured has been cleared, Metrorail said on Saturday.

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Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

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Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

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Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

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Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

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