Sixty-three commuters killed in Durban train crash

At least 63 people were killed and 370 injured yesterday when a train packed with early-morning commuters, most of them black, was derailed on a curve 20km (12 miles) west of Durban. Police said nine of the train's 11 coaches jumped the rails into a wooded embankment in the country's worst train disaster since 1965. Rail authorities have not ruled out sabotage. The local ANC has called for an independent investigation.

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