JOHANNESBURG – An emergency services spokeswoman says more than 100 people have been injured in a commuter train collision in South Africa.
Johannesburg Emergency Services spokeswoman Nana Radebe said about 90 people were rushed to nearby hospitals with minor to serious injuries. She said firefighters were searching for commuters who may still be stuck inside the train cars. No fatalities have been reported.
Radebe said Friday the trains were on the same track and it appears a travelling train collided with a stationery train.
Lillian Mofokeng, the Metrorail spokeswoman for the Gauteng province, said the accident happened at rush hour between two stations, with both trains travelling from the Johannesburg city center to the township of Soweto.
Mofokeng said authorities were still gathering information about the collision.