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19 October 2018 4:42 PM At least 50 people die after train runs over crowd in India

A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday, killing at least 50 people, a Congress party leader said. Pratap Singh Bajwa said the victims crowded the rail track on the outskirts of Amritsar, a city in Punjab state. He said they didn't see the train, which failed to stop after the accident 42

17 October 2018 1:54 PM Man strangled by shirt stuck in subway escalator

A commuter choked to death after his shirt got stuck in an escalator at a New York subway station. On Sunday 14 October, Carlos Alvarez, from the Bronx, was found unconscious at the top of an escalator. Part of his shirt had got caught in the mechanism and he was choked by the other part, Pix11 reports. Police went to the scene after receiving a report 26

15 October 2018 8:08 PM Cape Town's 'ghost trains' leave DA leaders steaming

Three DA leaders' plan to join Cape Town's train commuters was derailed on Monday morning. City of Cape Town's incoming mayor Dan Plato, mayoral committee member for social services and safety and security JP Smith and DA chief whip John Steenhuisen met at 06:00 at Mitchells Plain train station to catch a train to Cape Town to inspect the safety conditions 36

15 October 2018 7:35 PM Some Cape Town commuters spend nearly half their income on transport

Low-income families in outlying suburbs like Khayelitsha spend around 43% of their income on transport, says Brett Herron, Cape Town Mayoral Committee member for Transport and Urban Development. In areas like Atlantis – which is further from the city centre – this figure can be as high as 60% of a household's income. Herron was speaking at the Planning 24

11 October 2018 2:20 PM Former transport minister jailed over deadly train crash in Argentina

A former transport minister has been jailed for almost six years in Argentina for his role in a 2012 train crash that killed 51 people, court officials said on Wednesday. Julio De Vido was convicted of defrauding the state by siphoning money from public works projects, indirectly leading to the wreckage. The 68-year-old, who was a planning minister with responsibility 33

09 October 2018 10:40 AM DEVELOPING: Thick smoke above Cape Town train from apparent train fire

Thick, black smoke is once again permeating the air above Cape Town train station, in what appears to be another train-related fire. Details are unclear at the moment, but visual evidence and posts trickling in on social media would indicate that the smoke could be from yet another train that has been set on fire at the busy Cape Town depot 35

06 October 2018 5:13 AM Pupils march in Worcester demanding scholar transport

"My dad told me I had to stop going to school last year because he didn't have money to pay for transport," says Leandrea Petersen. She lives on Weltevrede Farm more than 40km from the nearest high school, which is in Worcester. Petersen said she and six other pupils would often hitchhike to school and back, because they couldn't afford it, GroundUp 31

05 October 2018 9:16 AM Kempton Park train crash: Nzimande calls for 'severe consequences' if human error cited

Transport Minister Blade Nzimande wants an urgent report on the Kempton Park train crash after 320 people were injured in the collision between two trains on Thursday. Nzimande is seeking answers from the Rail Safety Regulator (RSR), his spokesperson Ishmael Mnisi said on Friday. "Minister Nzimande further directed the Passenger Rail Agency of South 32

27 September 2018 4:11 AM Police slam Prasa on rail safety

A top police officer has blamed the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) for the lack of safety on Cape Town's trains. Briefing Parliament's standing committee on community safety on Wednesday, SAPS representative Brigadier Bonginkosi Solucutho said one of the police's challenges was that CCTV cameras on stations were not seen as a priority 40

25 September 2018 9:38 AM Manyama: I always wanted to play with Ntshangase

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Lebogang Manyama has spoken of his admiration for Siphelele Ntshangase, saying he is happy they are team-mates. Manyama, who joined Amakhosi on a free transfer from Turkish side Konyaspor, revealed that he has always followed the former Black Leopards player's career. The 27-year-old feels Ntshangase is making good progress 29