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TRAGEDY 26 Killed in South African Crash Stringer, AFP / Getty Images

26 Killed in South African Crash

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.

July 14, 2012 7:56 AM