Trains collide in Gauteng

2010-06-06 07:17

Johannesburg - Two people were injured while 18 others escaped unhurt when two trains collided in Kempton Park on Saturday, Johannesburg paramedics said.

Netcare911 spokesperson Chris Botha said a goods trains collided with a passenger train just before 21:00.

"Two females sustained minor injuries and the 18 miraculously escaped unharmed."

Botha said the goods train was off the rail lines but the passengers' train was still on the lines which led to them being closed.

When paramedics and firemen arrived at the scene next to Pretoria Road, they found some of the carriages from the goods train lying in the veld next to the railway track.

After treating the two slightly injured women, paramedics transported them to a private hospital in Kempton Park for further treatment.