At least 130 injured in Durban train collision

JOHANNESBURG – At least 130 people have been injured after two passenger trains collided in Lamontville, south of Durban today.

 

Paramedics say passengers were found either sitting or lying next to the train near the railway tracks.

One of the trains was found partially derailed and the other with severe damage to one of its coaches.

There are no reports of fatalities or critical injuries yet and the exact cause of the collision is unknown.

ER24’s Werner Vermaak said, “Shortly after 3pm paramedics arrived on the scene where they found approximately 70 people that were injured. The injuries range from laterations to spinal injuries as well as soft tissue injuries.”

Netcare 911’s Athlenda Mathe said, “We can confirm that a total of 130 people have been transported to various provincial hospitals. We can also confirm that they sustained minor to moderate injuries.”

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

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http://ewn.co.za/2016/06/23/At-least-70-inured-in-Durban-train-collision

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