At-least 226 passengers injured in Germiston train crash

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Germiston train crash, two trains collide in Germiston
Germiston train crash, two trains collide in Germiston

About 226 passengers have been injured, with 67 sustaining moderate injuries and 159 sustaining minor injuries on Tuesday morning when two passenger trains collide.

The incident happened after one train rear-ended a stationary train at the Geldenhuis train station.

According to the Metrorail, the incoming train hit the stationary train from behind.

Both trains had commuters on board and were headed for Springs.

“It is estimated that about 226 passengers have been injured, with 67 sustaining moderate injuries and 159 sustaining minor injuries.

“Most of these injuries are as a result of emergency brakes being applied by the driver of the incoming train,” said the Department of Transport.

Trains running between Johannesburg and Germiston are running on a single line with delays in scheduling to ease inconvenience for commuters.

“Prasa will give the injured and their families the most needed comfort and support during this period through the Metrorail walk-in centre located at 30 Wolmarans Street, Umjantshi House in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

“For further assistance, commuters who were involved in this crash and their immediate families can call 011 013 0067,” said the department.

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