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Kempton Park - More than 200 people have reportedly been left injured after two trains collided in Kempton Park, paramedics said on Thursday. 

The train accident happened at the Van Riebeeck station on Thursday afternoon. 

Various paramedic services confirmed the collision, with Netcare 911 placing injuries at around 200. 

Netcare 911 spokesperson  Shawn Herbst said paramedics  responded to reports of a serious train crash at the Van Riebeeck train station.

"Reports from the scene indicate that over two hundred people sustained varying degrees of injuries in the collision between two passenger trains.

"Currently Netcare 911, Fire and Rescue Services, ambulance services as well as the SAPS are on scene, this is a developing story and an update will follow."

Metrorail spokesperson Lillian Mofokeng also confirmed the collision at the station.

"We can confirm the collision," she told IOL. 

Details are sketchy at this point but authorities are on the scene of the collision. 

Gauteng: Reports of a train crash at the Van Riebeeck train station in Kempton Park with multiple injuries, update to follow. @FatalMoves @News24 @IOL @_ArriveAlive @TheCitizen_News @ewnupdates @eNCA @SABCNewsOnline @KemptonExpress @Radio702 @JacaNews @jour_maine @IamAlexSweet

— Netcare911 (@Netcare911_sa) October 4, 2018

Update Kempton Park Train Crash: Approximately 200+ people have been injured in the crash btw 2 trains, update to follow. @FatalMoves @News24 @IOL @TheCitizen_News @SABCNewsOnline @jour_maine @IamAlexSweet @JacaNews @Radio702 @_ArriveAlive @mailandguardian @wicks_jeff @eNCA

— Netcare911 (@Netcare911_sa) October 4, 2018

Details are not yet available at this stage but IOL is following the story closely and will post an update as soon as more information is available.

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