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Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has identified hundreds of sections of the national container corridor that need to be repaired following the destructive floods in KwaZulu-Natal last month.

TFR chief engineer Ntsako Nukeri told journalists at a media briefing on Thursday that his team had completed inspections of the rail network and found 497 defects, 170 of which had been rectified and cleared.  Buildings had also collapsed in the Bayhead Road area and the railway signal control room had been damaged after floodwaters had risen to ceiling level.

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