Saturday, July 18, 2015

150 people injured in a train collision while 3 people burnt beyond recognition in a car accident

Mbasa Gqokoma
18 July 2015

At least 150 people were left injured on Friday night in a train collision near the Booysens train station, South of Johannesburg.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said ER24 paramedics as well as other services arrived on scene and found a mass casualty incidents.

Paramedics and rescue workers had to set up 2 house operation to treat and council the affected patients.

On assessment paramedics discovered that at least 200 people had sustained minor injuries.

Fortunately, no fatalities were reported on scene. Paramedics took some time to treat all the patients and therefore transported them to various hospitals for further treatment.

The cause of the collision is not yet known but local authorities were on scene for further investigations.
Meanwhile, three people tragically lost their lives following an accident on the R61 near the Shelly Beach Tollgate on the KZN South Coast this morning.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Santi Steinmann said upon their arrival on scene, they found that 2 motor vehicles had collided and one motor vehicle overturned and came to a standstill on its roof.

Both vehicles burst into flames and firefighters were fighting the fire.

The exact details surrounding the cause of the crash are still unclear.

Upon investigation by paramedics, they found that 3 occupants from the 2 vehicles burnt beyond recognition in the fire.

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