Three people have been killed and 300 injured as two passenger trains collided during the morning rush hour in South Africa’s capital city, Pretoria on Tuesday.
Two critically injured people were airlifted from the scene of the crash in Mountain View, northern Pretoria, spokesman Charles Mabaso told AFP.
Out of the 300 injured people, 82 were said to have sustained serious injuries.
“Numerous passengers were found either in the trains or found walking around on the scene,” Russel Meiring, a spokesman for the ER24 emergency services, said in a statement.
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Rail accidents are common in South Africa.
In 2016-17, 495 people were killed on the country’s railways according to the Railway Safety Regulator — an increase of eight per cent on the previous year.