SOUTH AFRICA: 400 Injured As Train Crashes
A commuter train collision in South Africa has left over 400 people injured.
No deaths were reported, and spokeswoman for the Johannesburg Emergency Services, Nana Radebe, revealed that 426 people had been hospitalized for minor to major accidents.
“For now we have removed people with minor to serious injuries, but none critical,” she said.
The collision occurred after a moving train collided with a stationary train on its track.
According to Metrorail spokesperson Lilian Mofokeng, the accident happened at rush hour between two stations, with both trains travelling from the Johannesburg city center to the township of Soweto.
“Our priority right now is just to attend to the injured and then arrange alternative transport,” she said. About 100 passengers who were not injured would be bussed home, said Mofokeng.