Gauteng train crash injures more than 200 injured, 1 dead

2016-10-24 20:26
Train accident. (Emer-G-Med)

Train accident. (Emer-G-Med)

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Cape Town – More than 200 people have been injured in a train collision in Tembisa, say paramedics.

“A final total of 242 patients were treated and transported from the train collision in Tembisa,” said Russel Meiring ER24 spokesperson.

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.

READ: 1 killed as trains crash in Gauteng

ER24 paramedics also arrived on the scene and found numerous occupants had already begun to climb out of the train and were now scattered around the scene, said Meiring.

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

“Fortunately, no further fatalities were reported on the scene,” Meiring added.

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