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Children among 100 injured in Joburg train crash

In this file picture, people look on following a train collision in Pretoria.

In this file picture, people look on following a train collision in Pretoria.

Published Sep 4, 2018

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Children were among 100 people who were injured when two trains collided in Selby, south of Johannesburg on Tuesday morning.

Russel Meiring of ER24 said the collision was between two passenger trains and that it occurred just after 8am.
He said they arrived at the scene to find the trains upright and on the tracks. Numerous people had already climbed off the trains and were walking around the scene, he said.


"Emergency services set up a triage area and began to asses the patients. Approximately 100 patents were assesses and found to have sustained minor to moderate injuries; fortunately no serious injuries or fatalities were found. They had abrasion, fractures and bruises. The patients were treated for their injures and were thereafter transported by several services to nearby hospitals," Meiring said.

Details surrounding the incidents were not yet known.

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