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100 injured in horror Johannesburg train collision

By ANA Reporter Time of article published Sep 4, 2018

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Johannesburg - Approximately 100 people were injured on Tuesday after a collision between two passenger Metrorail trains at the Eloff extension in Selby, south of Johannesburg, emergency rescue services ER24 said.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics, together with other services, arrived on the scene to find both trains upright and on the tracks and that numerous people had already climbed off the train and were walking around.

"Emergency services set up a triage area and began to assess the patients. Approximately 100 patients were assessed and found to have sustained minor to moderate injuries. Fortunately, no serious injuries or fatalities were found," Meiring said.

"The patients were treated for their injuries and were thereafter transported by several services to a nearby hospital."

Meiring said details surrounding the incident are not yet known but local authorities were investigating.

Metrorail was not immediately available to comment.

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African News Agency (ANA)

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