226 people injured in South Africa train collision

226 people injured in South Africa train collision

More than 200 people were injured following a collision involving two Metrorail passenger trains at the Geldenhuys Station in Germiston, South Africa according to emergency responders.

Commuters using trains running between Germiston and Johannesburg were told to expect delays of up to 60 minutes. "These trains were both traveling on the same line towards Springs from Johannesburg", Mofokeng said.

No one died in the crash at the Geldenhuis commuter train station, emergency response group ER24 said in a statement.

The cause of the incident has yet to be ascertained.

Metrorail spokesperson Lilian Mofokeng said at the scene that the incident happened at around 6.45am, as a train crashed into another stationery train from the back, at the platform.

"We have since learnt that it was not necessarily the issue. The emergency services are at the scene attending to the 226 injured commuters, 67 are moderate injuries, while 159 are light injuries".

Mofokeng said officials were still clearing the railway lines and the train services had, in the interim, been suspended.

Police have launched a manslaughter investigation following a similar train crash last Thursday that killed at least 18 people and injured 254 others in one of the country's worst ever rail disasters.

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