Two trains collide in South Africa, over 300 injured
One of the trains derailed as result of the collision that took place between Booysens and Crown Mines stations, according to a local paramedic service. “It is believed that two trains collided causing one to derail,” ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring told eNCA.
ER24 and other services on scene at Booysen train station, jhb. At least 100 patients injured. pic.twitter.com/bMUITdmZeu— ER24 EMS (Pty) Ltd ® (@ER24EMS) July 17, 2015
According to Nana Radebe, spokeswoman for Johannesburg Emergency Services, 326 people have been taken to nearby hospitals, AP reports. "For now we have removed people with minor to serious injuries, but none critical," she said.
There have been no fatalities confirmed yet.
Radebe told AP that the trains were on the same track and one of them was in a stationary condition during the collision.
The railway line between Johannesburg's Park station and Booysens was closed after the incident, local media reported.