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Thembelihle Mkhonza
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9 Jan 2018
11:02 am

Two trains collide in Germiston, scores injured

Thembelihle Mkhonza

At least 163 passengers were left with moderate injuries.

Injured passengers on the platform as they are being attended to by paramedics after a train collided with another at Geldenhuis Station in Germiston, 9 January 2017. 226 people were injured when it hit another stationary train at about 7:15 in the morning.Picture: Neil McCartney

More than 200 people were injured Tuesday morning after two Metrorail passenger trains collided at the Geldenhuys Station in Germiston, Ekurhuleni Emergency Services (EMS) said.

EMS spokesperson Eric Maloka said at least 163 passengers were left with moderate injuries and 52 others were slightly hurt.

“There are no fatalities. The scene is under control. Patients will be transported to the nearest hospitals. We have no passengers who were trapped inside the trains, and all of them were accounted for,” Maloka said.

Maloka said Metrorail could not say what led to the rear-end collision. The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) was yet to launch an investigation.

ER24 paramedics, along with other emergency services, are on the scene treating the injured. The Johannesburg emergency medical services were on the scene to assist Ekurhuleni emergency services in Germiston.

– African News Agency (ANA)


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