Around 100 people injured in Joburg train crash

2018-09-04 10:20


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About 100 people were injured on Tuesday morning in a collision between two passenger trains at the Eloff extension in Selby, Johannesburg.

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ER24 paramedics and other emergency services, arrived on the scene to find both trains upright and on the tracks.

"Numerous people had already climbed off of the train and were walking around on the scene. Emergency services set up a triage area and began to assess the patients," ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said in a statement.

"Approximately 100 patients were assessed and found to have sustained minor to moderate injuries. No serious injuries or fatalities were found.

"The patients were treated for their injuries and were thereafter transported by several services to nearby hospital[s].

"The detail surrounding this incident is not yet known, but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations," Meiring added.

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