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er24TimesLIVE reports that one person was killed and several others were injured when two trains collided near the Horizon View train station in Roodepoort, west of Johannesburg, on Wednesday evening.  

Main Line Passenger Services management said the Premier Classe passenger train travelling from Cape Town collided with a stationary goods train on Wednesday at about 9.53pm.  ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said a man and an elderly woman were found trapped inside a carriage of the passenger train.  The man sustained multiple injuries and was declared dead on the scene.  Meiring said rescue teams worked for more than two hours to free the entrapped woman.  She was airlifted to Milpark hospital in a critical condition.  The other injured passengers were taken to Krugersdorp hospital.  Alternative transport was arranged for the rest of the passengers.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Iavan Pijoos at TimesLIVE
  • Read too, Fikile Mbalula wants full investigation into Roodepoort train crash, at TimesLIVE

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