WATCH: Kroonstad train crash victims to be laid to rest



 

 

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JOHANNESBURG - A mass funeral for the victims of the Kroonstad train accident will be held in Virginia, Free State on Saturday.

In December, a truck driver allegedly attempted an illegal U-turn at the Geneva level crossing between Hennenman and Kroonstad. A train travelling from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg collided with the truck.

WATCH: Board of inquiry into Kroonstad train crash to be established soon

On Friday, a memorial service was held at the Dieketseng Primary School in Virginia, Free State

The remains of 21 victims have been recovered so far, with 19 successfully identified.

Rail agency Prasa says it did all it could to deal with the accident. Some passengers have complained about its response.

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