Union wants probe after coal train derailed

File: A total of 51 wagons carrying coal derailed on Thursday, shutting down the rail line that links mines to the Richards Bay export terminal.

File: A total of 51 wagons carrying coal derailed on Thursday, shutting down the rail line that links mines to the Richards Bay export terminal.

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JOHANNESBURG - The United National Transport Union (Untu) has condemned what it calls the sabotage of the Richards Bay coal export rail line.

A total of 51 wagons carrying coal derailed on Thursday, shutting down the rail line that links mines to the Richards Bay export terminal.

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The union says the line was cut in half with a blow torch.  

Transnet says no one was injured.

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It is not yet known when the rail line will be reopened.

Police are investigating the incident.

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