Soweto train crash being probed

2011-05-20 10:48
Johannesburg - The Soweto train collision in which 644 people were injured on Thursday will be investigated, the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) said on Friday.

"A team of the RSR's inspectors were at the scene following the collision which took place at approximately 17:50. An investigation into what led to the collision is under way," spokesperson Lavinia Engelbrecht said.

A Metrorail train travelling from Mzimhlophe station towards Phomolong station in Orlando collided with a stationary Soweto Business Express train.

There were no fatalities. Amongst the injured only two men were critically injured and airlifted to Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeff Wicks said people were thrown 200 metres around the trains. "On arrival, paramedics found passengers from both trains lying on the track."

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