One Dead, 55 Injured in Train Crash…Train Services Between Pretoria and Germiston Severely Affected

One Dead, 55 Injured in Train Crash…Train Services Between Pretoria and Germiston Severely Affected

One person tragically died this morning, while 55 other people were injured when two Metrorail trains were involved in a head-on crash in Elandsfontein.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said when paramedics arrived on scene, numerous carriages were leaning to the side.

Meiring said the driver of one of the trains was declared dead on the scene, while the injured commuters were taken to hospitals in the area.

Law enforcement agencies will investigate the exact cause of the crash.

Tony Games, Metrorail spokesperson, said train services were extremely disrupted between Germiston and Kempton Park. Games said services between Pretoria and Germiston have also been stopped.

He said he service is arranging buses to transport stranded commuters to other train stations so they can catch the next set of trains to their destinations.

Metrorail said in a statement that trains running in the section that has been affected will be inactive until the technical team declares an alternative line that is safe for train movement.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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