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More than 100 injured in Pretoria train accident

JOHANNESBURG, February 20 (ANA) – More than 100 Metrorail passengers have been injured when two trains collided at the Rosslyn station in Pretoria, emergency services said on Monday.

The trains were full with passengers at peak hour when the accident happened.

“There are fortunately no fatalities. Two trains collided, more than hundred patients were injured. Majority of those injured suffered light injuries, at least five percent suffered serious injuries,” said Best Care Ambulance Services spokesman Xander Loubser.

Metrorail spokeswoman Lillian Mofokeng told the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) that busses would transport stranded commuters to their destinations.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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