1993 Photo Contest, General News, 2nd prize

Ken Oosterbroek

The Star / Geo

01 October, 1992

Trains linking South Africa's townships with central Johannesburg have frequently been targets for violent attacks. In 1992, 277 commuters were killed and more than 500 seriously injured. Some people were thrown onto the tracks; others jumped in panic as gunmen burst in, shooting indiscriminately or attacking travelers with knives and home-made weapons. Police and army do what they can to curb the violence and vast sums are being invested in bulletproof carriages and surveillance equipment.

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Ken Oosterbroek

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