Pretoria - The acting provincial police commissioner of Gauteng, Major General Max Masha, said police have opened an inquest docket to investigate the cause of the collision between two trains in Mountain View on Tuesday which left at least three people dead and hundreds more injured.
"If it's found that there has been negligence, a charge culpable homicide might be opened," Masha said.
The trains were carrying more than 800 passengers when the accident occurred shortly after 10am. The circumstances leading up to the collision are still unclear at the moment.
There are also conflicting reports about the number of deaths, with Masha stating four people had died, while Gauteng Metrorail spokesperson Lillian Mofokeng said the death toll stood at three.
Mofokeng confirmed that over 300 commuters were injured, with 82 suffering had moderate injuries and 159 light injuries.