19 injured, Metrorail trains delayed after double train crash at Denver

Image: Shaun Molokwane on Twitter ‏@ShaunMMS

Metrorail is investigating an unusual train accident that has left a number of commuters injured. Two trains coming from Pretoria have crashed into each other at the Denver train station near the Joburg CBD.

07h19 am, caller Jeff first reports the incident during the John Robbie Show:

We just witnessed a train accident in Denver train station; I was in the shower, I heard a loud bang and when I came out, we saw that the train had hit the platform. It's across my house.

07h45 am, Metrorail Spokersperson Lilian Mofokeng says they are investigating the incident:

There's one train that has hit another from the back. Both trains were coming from Pretoria and we don't know why they would be in such close proximity to each other, but we are investigating.

07h52 am, caller Dumisani expresses his worry about his wife who works on the trains:

My wife works on the train, she was crying, she sounded like she was in pain and she says she hit her head. I don't know what condition she's in.

07h53 am, caller Nonhlanhla - a commuter - relays how she's been injured in the accident:

I'm hurt. My chest and my neck: it's so bad, so bad. They came in another which was standing.

Update: Dumisani's wife Poseletso - who works on the Tshwane Express - is reportedly fine

The Railway Safety Regulator of South Africa has meanwhile requested that commuters and witnesses of accidents please call 0800 444 888 to report incidents


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