A substation near Pinedeen
train station in Pretoria allegedly exploded today and left 60 people with
injuries ranging from minor to moderate.
Initial reports stated that
there had been a train collision at this station, which is not the case.
“ER24 spokesperson Pieter
Rossouw, says paramedics along with other services attended to the scene.
ER24 treated and transported a
total of four patients to Thembisa Hospital for further treatment.
The remaining patients will be
transported to hospital by other services that were on the scene.
The cause of the incident is
unknown, fire and other authorities were on the scene for investigation.
Meanwhile, an Australian tourist visited Table Mountain yesterday when she
allegedly fell and fractured her leg.
ER24 spokesperson, Pieter
Rossouw said “Fortunately for her there was a Malawian tourist nearby who saw
her and called for help”.
He said that, “The woman was
airlifted by the Red Cross to ground level and was then assessed by ER24
After assessment, ER24
paramedics treated and transported the woman to the Mediclinic Cape Town for
He added that, “The patient
was so impressed by her Malawian saviour and the medical services of South
Africa she even posed for a photo”.
Labels: 60 people injured in Train station and tourist injured on Table Mountain