Trains collide in South Africa

This item appears on page 19 of the March 2019 issue.

At least three people were killed and more than 600 were injured when two passenger trains collided head-on in Pretoria, South Africa, on Jan. 8. Investigators believe that one train entered Wolmerlon Station in Mountain View on the wrong track due to a communication error, causing the accident. Speed is not believed to have been a factor.