TWO TRAINS COLLIDED IN JOHANNESBURG LEAVING 100 INJUREDDate: 2018-09-04
It has been reported on Tuesday that two passenger trains at the Eloff extension in Selby, Johannesburg, have collided, leaving around 100 people injured.
Johannesburg emergency services arrived on the scene shortly after the trains collided. In a statement, ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said "Numerous people had already climbed off of the trains and were walking around on the scene. Emergency services set up a triage area and began to assess the patients.
"Approximately 100 patients were assessed and found to have sustained minor to moderate injuries. No serious injuries or fatalities were found," he continued.
"The patients were treated for their injuries and were thereafter transported by several services to nearby Johannesburg hospital[s].
"The detail surrounding this incident is not yet known, but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations," concluded Meiring.
Both trains that collided were found upright and on the tracks.