More than 150 injured in South Africa train crash

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A morning commute comes to a violent end on Thursday near the South African capital of Pretoria.

At least 150 people were injured in the accident that happened when a commuter train crashed into a stationary locomotive.

Many of the injured were school children, but no fatalities were reported.

Around 20 people were in a serious condition, including one of the train drivers.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.

South Africa signed a 5.8 billion dollar contract with France's Alstom in December to supply 3,600 new train carriages as part of a 10 year programme to overhaul its aging rail network.

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