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Watch: Massive Derailment as Two Transnet Trains Collide Near Empangeni

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Two Transnet trains were involved in a collision early Sunday morning near Empangeni at Elubana, leading to a massive derailment.

In a statement by Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) OCC Tactical Volume Planning, the mass power outage was blamed for the head-into-tail train accident.

“The purpose of this notification is to advise the industry of a rear-end collision that occurred at Elubana at approximately 06h06 this morning.

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“Train 4831 collided with train 4623 that was standing at Elubana owing to the power outage on Richards Bay, resulting in both trains derailing.

“The teams are on-site conducting assessments and an update will be shared as soon as the details are made available,” read the statement.

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Updates will be shared when they become available.

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