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BREAKING NEWS – One dead and over 100 injured in Metrorail collision in Elandsfontein

Metrorail train services operating between Pretoria and Johannesburg suspended after trains collide in Elandsfontein.

One person has died and at least 102 people have been injured after two Metrorail trains collided near the Elandsfontein Station this morning.

“Ekurhuleni Disaster and Emergency Management Services (DEMS) were called to the scene of a collision between two trains, at 6.25am this morning (Thursday).

“At the time of the collision one of the trains was heading to Tembisa, with no passengers on board, and the other was heading to Johannesburg from Pretoria, full of passengers,” explained William Ntladi, media liaison for DEMS.

“The accident occurred when the both trains found themselves on same railway track.”

The injured passengers will be transported to the Bertha Gxowa Hospital in Germiston and the Tambo Memorial Hospital in Boksburg for treatment.

Train services have been suspended, and busses arranged for stranded commuters.

More information to follow as it becomes available

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