Shosholoza Meyl train derails near Kroonstad

04 January 2018 - 11:13 By Kyle Cowan
Image: Chuck Coker (Flickr)

A Shosholoza Meyl train derailed near Kroonstad in the Free State on Thursday morning.

A video posted on Twitter showed several train cars on fire.

It is unclear how many passengers were injured.

The train was en route from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg.

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) executive Mthura Swarts could not confirm details of the incident‚ but confirmed it was a Shosholoza Meyl train that was involved.

This is a developing story.