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metrorail thumb medium90 92ANA reports that at least ten people suffered minor to moderate injuries when a train carriage derailed near Bellville station in Cape Town on Friday morning.  

At about 08:15, paramedics from ER24, Metro EMS and Rescue Services, police, as well as other services, arrived on the scene.  ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak indicated:  “Five passengers were found near the platform and another five were found on the far side of the tracks.  Upon assessment, paramedics found that they sustained scrapes and bruises while one person sustained a moderate injury to her knee.”  The injured were transported to hospitals for further care.  The accident caused major disruptions on the Northern line and Metrorail was working to clear the scene in time for the peak hour afternoon traffic.

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