26 Killed in South African Crash

    Rescuers stand at the scene of a fatal crash between a minibus and a train on August 25, 2010 at Blackheath on the outskirt of Cape Town, where at least nine school children died and five were seriously injured. A commuter train crashed into a minibus taxi at a crossing, South Africa's rail safety authority said. The taxi was carrying 13 children to school when it was hit by the train travelling out of Cape Town, with witnesses telling local media that the driver drove around a lowered boom at the crossing.  AFP PHOTO/STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Johannesburg is famous for its whizzing trucks filled with laborers and its lax traffic codes. On Friday morning, the two combined tragically as a truck crammed with 45 workers crossed over a railway, and was sliced in half by an oncoming train. 26 fruit pickers died. "It was a gruesome scene," an official told Reuters. The driver of the truck, who apparently ignored clear signage, has been charged with murder.

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