Train collision leaves two critical

South Africa
Ekhuruleni emergency services have confirmed a train crash, involving two goods trains (one of them pictured) in Brakpan. Picture:

Brakpan - Ekhuruleni emergency services have confirmed a train crash, involving two goods trains in Brakpan, this afternoon.

Spokesman Willian Ntladi said one of the trains was transporting a full load of cement and collided head-on into another goods train that was empty.

Four people were hurt in the accident, two of whom are in a critical condition. All patients were taken to hospital.

Ntladi said the cause of the crashe would be investigated.

He said the scene was cordoned off, pending recovery of the debris, but the passenger line between Brakpan and Springs was still operational and would transport commuters to the Brakpan Train Station.




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