South African commuter trains collision leaves more than 640 people injured: report

16:41, May 20, 2011      

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More than 640 South African passengers were injured when two crowded commuter trains collided head-on in Soweto near Johannesburg on Thursday evening, media reports said Friday.

According to the South African Press Association (SAPA), two of the injured people are in critical condition.

Jeff Wicks, spokesman for South African emergency service Netcare 911, has said that "the trains collided but haven't derailed. We have injured people who are unable to move in the train coach."

South African police spokesman Tshisikhawe Ndau said two trains collided at around 5:30 p.m. local time.

Source: Xinhua
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