Monday, October 24, 2016

Two trains collided near Kaalfontein

Wayne Boonzaaier
24 October 2016
                                                                  
One person has been killed and roughly 100 more injured this afternoon after two passenger trains collided on the Tembisa line near Kaalfontein, east of Johannesburg.
Emergency services arrived on the scene and found that the two trains had collided head-on.

EMS discovered a body lying trapped inside the wreckage. Unfortunately, nothing more could be done and the patient was declared dead on the scene.

Emergency services on scene immediately set up a triage area so the patients for be effectively assessed and treated.

A final total of 242 patients were treated and transported from the train collision in Tembisa. 

Paramedics treated the patients on scene and thereafter transported them to nearby facilities for further care.

Local authorities were on scene for further investigations. 


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