Three dead after train accident in Perseverance

Emergency workers respond to the accident scene in Perseverance on Friday morning
FATAL COLLISION: Emergency workers respond to the accident scene in Perseverance on Friday morning
Image: Werner Hills

Three people died after a train collided with a vehicle in Perseverance on Friday morning.

Department of transport spokesperson Unathi Binqose confirmed that three people were declared dead at the scene.

Binqose said the train collided with a vehicle at a level crossing at the Perseverance Railway Station.

He said the vehicle was dragged for 40m before the train came to a halt.

The vehicle tumbled during the ordeal until it eventually dislodged.

An inquest docket has been opened.

Police and emergency teams are still at the scene.

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