Two are dead and many more are injured after a luxury train derailed near the South African capital, Pretoria, the BBC reported.
The derailment of the Rovos Rail train resulted in the death of a mother and her baby born shortly after the accident. At least 25 people are injured.
"It's absolute carnage," Chris Botha, an emergency worker, said, the BBC reported.
Crew members advised riders to jump off the moving train when they realized the brakes did not work, USA Today said.
Forty-four of the passengers were American, four each were from France, South Africa, and Britain, and three were from Germany, for a total of 59 passengers, USA Today said.