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Pretoria train crash injured now number over 200




Pretoria – The final figure of the number of people injured when two passenger trains heading in opposite directions collided head-on at the Rosslyn station during peak hour on Monday evening is currently at 216, Metrorail said on Tuesday.

Metrorail spokesperson Lillian Mofokeng said 177 commuters were walk-ins, while 38 of the total number were treated for minor to moderate injuries.

One commuter is in a serious, but not critical, condition.

The driver of one of the trains is also in a critical condition.

The injured commuters were taken to Kgabo Clinic, Odi Hospital, Dr George Mukhari Hospital, Kalafong Hospital, Tshwane District Hospital and Akasia Hospital.

Mofokeng said the train service for Ga-Rankuwa commuters has been restored.

De Wildt trains are using a single line between Rosslyn and De Wildt stations.

Train delays of approximately 40 minutes can be expected in that corridor.

"A board of inquiry will be instituted to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the cause of the accident and circumstances around it in order to prevent future occurrences," Mofokeng said.
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Smile for the day!



Fruit Store Joke
Smile for the day!

An older man comes into a small fruit store and sees a new delivery of fresh fruit.

“Give me two pounds of kiwis and wrap every kiwi up in a separate piece of paper, please,” he says to the saleswoman. She does.

“And three pounds of potatoes, please, and wrap up every one in a separate piece of paper, too.” She does it again. “And what is that there,” he asks pointing out a basket in the corner.

“Cherry tomatoes,” says the saleswoman, “but they are not for sale!”

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Trump tries to explain remark about Sweden amid confusion




Donald Trump.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS - US President Donald Trump has sought to explain why he referred to a security incident in Sweden on Friday which did not actually happen.

Addressing a rally on Saturday, he had said, "look at what's happening last night in Sweden", as he listed parts of Europe hit by terrorist attacks.

With no such incident reported in Sweden on Friday, the country asked the US administration for an explanation.
Mr Trump tweeted on Sunday that he had been referring to a TV report.

He said it had been broadcast on Fox News but did not say when. He may have been referring to a Fox News programme on Friday night, which looked at refugees and crime in Sweden.

Despite his words "happening last night in Sweden", White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said separately that Mr Trump had been talking about rising crime and recent incidents in general, not referring to a specific issue.
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SA athletes victorious at 2017 OCC




Participants in the 10km race wheel off from the starting line. Photo: Supplied.
GEORGE NEWS & VIDEO - The 15th annual Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge (OCC), a race exclusively for athletes living with physical disabilities was held in George on Saturday 18 February with South African athletes dominating in the winners’ circle.

The 42km men’s race was won by Steward McCreadie (South Africa) in the hand cycle category, Ernst van Dyk (South Africa) in the racing chair category and Pieter du Preez (South Africa) took the men’s quads title. Claiming victory in the women’s 42km race was Justine Asher (South Africa) in the hand cycle category and Ayishetu Seidu (Ghana) in the racing chair category.

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