The incident occurred at the Geldenhuys Station in Germiston, the eNCA broadcaster reported. According to Ekurhuleni Emergency Services (EMS) spokesman Eric Maloka, at least 163 passengers sustained moderate injuries and 52 others – slight ones.
Causes of the incident remain unknown.
@CityofJoburgEMS responding to a train collusion incident to assist ekurhuleni emergency services in Germiston — patients still being taken to hospital. Fortunately no fatalities pic.twitter.com/0om2NnH91Y— Nana Radebe (@radebe_nana) January 9, 2018
This is the second railway accident in South Africa within last several days. On Thursday, two trains collided between the cities of Hennenman and Kroonstad leaving at least 19 people dead and over 200 injured.