At least 320 people have been injured in a Kempton Park train crash. Reports are that one of the trains was stationary due to a mechanical failure when the second train crashed into it at Van Riebeeck Park Station.
Metrorail has put the number of commuters injured during a collision between two passenger trains at Van Riebeeck Park Station near Kempton Park at more than 320.
“32 of the 320 injured commuters suffered serious but not critical injuries,” Metrorail said in a statement.
“The Metrorail train crew of both sets are also getting medical attention.” The injured people were transported to various hospitals in Gauteng.
Investigations about the crash are currently being conducted.“Metrorail technical teams will be working around the clock to recover the site. The cost of the accident is still unknown at this stage.” Ekurhuleni Emergency Medical Services earlier said no fatalities were reported.
— K🥕NG 🍏 (@tshepo_segodi) October 4, 2018
Train crash in Kempton Park was bound to happen. During the day trains between Johannesburg and Pretoria were stuck all over the railways and we were being told of panel nton nton. Go sepela ka train tša Prasa enoba Modimo nthuše ke fihle ke phela. Mmušo wa mapantiti o a re sotla
— LesetjaMO (@MoLesetja) October 4, 2018
What I know is that signals don't work between Kempton park and birchleigh..prasa and transnet are playing with people lives I remember when I was in a train went off the rail…It was funny and scary at the same time
— African pablo (@african_pablo) October 4, 2018