Scores injured in Pretoria train crash
Pretoria - A man was killed and scores were injured when two passenger trains collided on a rail bridge above John Vorster Drive in Rosslyn, Pretoria, on Friday, paramedics said.
Netcare911 paramedics arrived at the scene to find that two fully laden passenger coaches had collided and derailed. Two of the carriages overturned adjacent to the tracks.
"Paramedics are tending to the injured, most of whom had clambered from the up ended coaches," said Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeff Wicks.
Paramedics had called for additional resources from outlying areas to assist in the transportation of the injured to various medical facilities.
"The initial triage tally sits at between fifty and seventy patients. This number may change. Updates will be forthcoming," said Wicks.
The cause of the incident remained unclear and would form the subject of an internal and police investigation, he said.