1 killed as trains crash in Gauteng

2016-10-24 15:04
Train accident. (Emer-G-Med)

Train accident. (Emer-G-Med)

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Johannesburg - One person has died after two trains collided on the rail split from Kaalfontein station toward Oakmoor and Tembisa stations, Emer-G-Med's Max Cohen said on Monday.

"At this stage, one person has been declared dead and is entrapped within the trains' wreckage," he said.

Cohen said it was estimated that upward of 50 passengers had sustained minor to moderate injuries.

Emer-G-Med's had dispatched additional ambulances and advanced Life Support response vehicles to the scene, he said.

He confirmed one death and said that paramedics treated the patients on scene and thereafter transported them to nearby facilities for further care.

Emergency services remain on the scene.

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