Media release

Government conveys condolences to victims of train and truck crash

13 July 2012

13 June

Government conveys its condolences to the families that have lost their loved ones in a tragic accident between a train and a truck in Mpumalanga on 13 June.

Cabinet spokesperson Jimmy Manyi said, “Government is deeply saddened by this incident. One death is one too many. Our prayers and thoughts are with families of the farmworkers who were in a truck that collided with a goods train at a level crossing between Hectorspruit and Malalane. We also wish the people who were injured in this accident a speedy recovery”.

Manyi said government also commends the emergency service staff for their swift response to this tragedy, and transporting of those injured to the nearest hospitals.

Jimmy Manyi
Cell: 082 379 3454

Issued by Government Communication and Information System

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