Transnet, Mozambican trains crash on border railway line | Fin24

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A Transnet train carrying iron ore to Mozambique collided with another train on a line between the two countries on Tuesday evening.

The train from Mozambique was operated by the state-owned Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM). The Transnet train was also operated by a CFM crew.

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) told TBEN there were no injuries. There was no further information at this stage, but TFR confirmed that there was no movement on the line between Komatipoort in Mpumalanga and Ressano Garcia in Mozambique.

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“The cause of the accident is under investigation,” police said.

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The accident comes a week after a Transnet train carrying export coal to Richards Bay derailed and hit an important line.

The accident derailed some 87 wagons, also damaging much of the track and prompting Transnet to declare its sixth force majeure in just 18 months.

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