More than 100 people injured in Pretoria train accident

A collision between two trains on the same track at the Lynn Ross station in Rosslyn in Pretoria has left more than a 100 people injured. Image: Supplied
A collision between two trains on the same track at the Lynn Ross station in Rosslyn in Pretoria has left more than a 100 people injured. Image: Supplied

A collision between two trains on the same track at the Lynn Ross station in Rosslyn in Pretoria has left more than a 100 people injured.

Tshwane emergency services spokesperson Johan Pieterse said they were still dealing with the situation‚ but there were between 100 and 150 people injured‚ with 20 people in a serious condition.

“Twenty people are in a serious condition. No one is in critical condition‚ and there are no deaths‚” he said.

Best Care Ambulance Service’s Xander Loubser‚ who was also on the scene‚ said two coaches collided‚ but it was impossible to say what caused the two to end up on the same track at this stage.

He confirmed that more than 100 people were injured‚ with more than 90 of them suffering light injuries.

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  • February 21, 2017 at 11:56 am
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    Really mara!! how come two trains use the same rail simultaneously?

    It looks like sabotage.. I really feel bad for the injured.

    I wish them a speedy recovery and hope thorough investigations will be done so the culprits can be put to book.

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