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metrorail thumb medium90 92TimesLive reports two people (later reported to have risen to three) have been killed and dozens injured in a train accident on Tuesday near Pretoria's Mountain View train station.  

Two persons sustained critical injuries and had to be flown to hospital via helicopter.  The accident is believed to have occurred when two trains collided during the early morning rush hour commute.  “Emergency services are trying to reach the injured who are trapped inside the carriages," a Pretoria police officer indicated later in the morning.  Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said their paramedics were alerted shortly before 10am on Tuesday.  In addition to the fatalities and cases of serious injury, approximately 200 other patients sustained minor injuries, Herbst said.  Circumstances leading up to the collision have yet to be established.

  • Read this original report by Graeme Hosken in full at TimesLive
  • Read too, Pretoria train crash death toll rises to three, at EWN

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