Train derails in S. Africa, injures 17 people

2014-01-03 11:19:02 GMT2014-01-03 19:19:02(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

JOHANNESBURG, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- A train derailed on Friday morning en route from Pretoria to Johannesburg, injuring 17 people on board.

Two of the passengers are in a serious condition, while 15 others sustained minor injuries, according to rescuers.

All the injured, including the driver and his assistant, were taken to hospitals.

The cause of the derailment was not yet known, said emergency services spokesman William Ntladi. An investigation is underway.

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