20 hurt as train derails in Durban

2011-12-22 18:02

Durban - Twenty people were injured when a train derailed after it hit a car near Reunion Station, Isipingo in Durban, paramedics said on Thursday.

"It is believed the car was driving on the road above the bridge when the driver lost control and the car pushed through the railing, went off the bridge and landed on the train track," Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said.

The train could not stop in time, hit the car and derailed. Twenty people, including the driver of the car, were treated for minor injuries.

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  • - 2011-12-22 18:13

    Thank God for protecting these people. This story could have had a much much different ending.

      Squeegee - 2011-12-22 18:24

      Sounds like a scene from an action movie. Great nobody was hurt badly.

      Squeegee - 2011-12-22 19:00

      SakSak, a little help for your little brain. Very few people believe in a deterministic theology - it other words that evey incident is controlled by God. Perhaps you have heard of free will. Use it before your next stupid comment.

      Joseph - 2011-12-22 19:10

      Thank God it could have been bad.

      Odwa Mndze - 2011-12-22 21:12

      Eish,it was my last day using train from Berea Station to Reunion today.Thank goodheavens i came back early.You trains still remain my best and safest mode of transport *winks*...Metrorail u stinking rich,pay for these broken and bruised passengers.

  • Lloyd - 2011-12-22 18:22


  • Comrade - 2011-12-22 18:24

    Seems like the whole country is de-railing.

      George - 2011-12-22 18:42

      but could do with bridging finance as well

      Kala - 2011-12-23 11:12

      They can't keep track of anything.

  • Sharkshoot - 2011-12-22 18:39

    Seems the days when reporters described people as being injured and not 'hurt' are a thing of the past.

  • Leon - 2011-12-22 19:52


  • Preggy - 2011-12-23 09:34

    News 24, get your story right. This guy was chased by police after he failed to stop at a roadblock! While trying to escape from the police the car went over the bridge and landed on the railway tracks. The criminal got out and ran away. The train thereafter slammed into the car and derailed. Police are still searching for the suspect. Imagine the Christmas story he'll be telling his mates! LOL..

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