More than 200 people were injured following a collision involving two Metrorail passenger trains at the Geldenhuys Station in Germiston, South Africa according to emergency responders. This is the second crash in less than a week.
An Ekurhuleni Emergency Services (EMS) rep confirmed that at least 160 individuals were moderately hurt, while the conditions of an additional 50 passengers were deemed minor.
“There are no fatalities. The scene is under control. Patients will be transported to the nearest hospitals. We have no passengers who were trapped inside the trains and all of them were accounted for,” C spokesman, Eric Maloka, said.
The Johannesburg emergency medical services reportedly served as support to EMS.
At least 226 people were taken to hospitals “but most with minor injuries,” Nana Radebe, spokeswoman for the city’s emergency management service, reported.
The cause of the crash is not yet known, but reports indicate that one train carriage had derailed.
Last week, a passenger train crash in southern Johannesburg resulted in the deaths of approximately 18 people and injured about 260, when it crashed into a truck.