Entries Tagged as ‘Accidents’

Monday, November 13, 2006 at 9:30 am

Cape Town Level Crossing Accident

A passenger train struck a truck packed with farm workers at a level crossing east of Cape Town, South Africa, this morning, killing 27 people and injuring six at last report. No injuries were reported from the train’s passengers. The train was #3208 from Strand to Cape Town. Associated Press (Globe and Mail), BBC, Canadian […]

Friday, November 10, 2006 at 7:21 am

Maintenance Train Derails in California

A maintenance train on Union Pacific track east of Sacramento derailed yesterday, spilling thousands of litres of fuel, sparking a fire and killing one member of the crew; another man is still missing. AP stories at CNN and the Washington Post. The train was operated by Harsco; from the photos it may have been a […]