World Briefs: Train crash kills three in Belgium

Train crash kills three in Belgium

SAINT-GEORGES-SUR-MEUSE (Belgium) • Investigators worked through the wreckage of a high-speed train crash in eastern Belgium yesterday that killed at least three people and injured nine others.

A fast-moving passenger train late on Sunday slammed into the back of a slow-moving freight train that was travelling on the same track for reasons that remain unexplained.

The authorities said that lightning and flood damage caused by the heavy storms that have affected western Europe in the past few days were a possible cause.


Terror warning to foreigners in S. Africa

JOHANNESBURG • The British government warned yesterday that there is a high threat of attacks against foreigners in shopping areas in South Africa, days after a similar advisory was issued by the US Embassy in Pretoria.

"There is a high threat from terrorism. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners such as shopping areas in Johannesburg and Cape Town," the British government said in a statement posted on its website.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 07, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe