Three killed, hundreds injured in South Africa train collision


Three killed, hundreds injured in South Africa train collision
The site of a train crash is seen Pretoria, South Africa January 8, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media. TWITTER/@ABRAMJEE/via REUTERS

In Summary

  • The crash, which occurred at 9:30 a.m. (07:30 GMT), left 82 passengers with serious injuries after a packed train careered into a stationary train at Mountain View station.

At least three people were killed and around 300 injured on Tuesday after two trains collided in the South African capital Pretoria, an emergency services official said.

The crash, which occurred at 9:30 a.m. (07:30 GMT), left 82 passengers with serious injuries after a packed train careered into a stationary train at Mountain View station.

“We do not rule out the possibility of additional fatalities as we search under the wreckage,” emergency official Charles Mabaso told Reuters.

An investigation into the cause of the collision was ongoing, Mabaso said.

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