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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