Two trains collide



October 25, 2016
Two trains collide

DEADLY: One killed, 100 injured in Ekurhuleni crash

Metrorail crash leaves one dead and more than 100 injured.

One person died and about 100 others were injured when two Metrorail trains collided yesterday.

The crash happened near Kaalfontein Station in Tembisa, Ekurhuleni, yesterday around noon.

ER24 paramedics spokesman Russel Meiring said medical personnel found dazed and panicked passengers climbing out of the train wreckage when they arrived at the scene.

“One person has been killed and roughly 100 more injured after two passenger trains collided on the Tembisa line near Kaalfontein, east of Johannesburg,” he said.

“ER24 paramedics, along with numerous other services, arrived on the scene and found that the two trains had collided head-on.

“Numerous occupants had already begun to climb out of the train and were now scattered around the scene.”

The deceased was trapped in the train wreckage and was declared dead on the scene.

Patients were treated on the scene and transported to nearby health centres for
further medical attention.

Emergency services were on the scene for some time due to the number of casualties.

Meiring was not able to give the exact number of patients affected.

The cause of the accident is being investigated.

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