Streaming issues? Report here
Azania Moaka 702 Gradient Azania Moaka 702 Gradient
The Azania Mosaka Show
13:00 - 15:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Afternoon Drive with Joanne Joseph
See full line-up
The Azania Mosaka Show
13:00 - 15:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local

Metrorail's Lillian Mofokeng says no fatalities in yet another train accident

9 January 2018 1:23 PM
Tags:
Gautrain accident
Kroonstad train accident

Two trains travelling in the same direction in the Germiston area collided with each other this morning injuring over 200 people.

The Gauteng Metrorail Spokesperson Lillian Mofokeng confirmed that 221 people were injured in Germiston when two trains collided on Tuesday morning.

She says there were no fatalities, but it is not yet clear what caused the trains to collide.

According to Mofokeng, both trains were travelling in the same direction at the same time. One was stationary when the other that was moving hit it from behind, she explains.

We do understand that there was cable theft around the area. However we are going to allow the investigation to continue to see if there was any linkage to the cable theft and this accident.

Lillian Mofokeng, Gauteng Metrorail Spokesperson

We don't want to rule out the possibility of human error and we also don't want to preempt the cause because others are speculating issues around infrastructure

Lillian Mofokeng, Gauteng Metrorail Spokesperson

The accident has not affected the commuters trains although there are currently delays of 40 - 60 minutes.

To hear more of this conversation with Metrorail, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Metrorail's Lillian Mofokeng says no fatalities in yet another train accident


9 January 2018 1:23 PM
Tags:
Gautrain accident
Kroonstad train accident

Recommended

More from Local

Taking a trip down memory lane of 702's 40 years

3 July 2020 1:10 PM

Albi Modise relates the story about the talk radio station that started at midday on 28 June 1980.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

cycling-bw

Experts develop online tool to help mitigate COVID-19 in endurance sports events

3 July 2020 11:37 AM

Stellenbosch University's Prof Wayne Derman is part of a team that has developed the tool to help event organisers.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Light bulb against dark background, electricity, load shedding. Image: Pexels.

Load reduction leaves parts of Gauteng without power - Eskom

3 July 2020 11:35 AM

The utility said this was part of its efforts to avoid overloading in high-density areas.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

raymond-zondojpg

State capture inquiry: Montana accuses Zondo of unfairness

3 July 2020 10:10 AM

On Thursday, the state capture inquiry heard details about how Lucky Montana bought property allegedly through a shell company while he was the head of the state-owned company.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200702-david-makhura-edjpg

Will the Gauteng govt decide to restrict sale, consumption of alcohol?

3 July 2020 8:41 AM

Premier David Makhura announced on Thursday that Gauteng has been hit by the COVID-19 storm.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Fever temperature screening Covid-19 123rf

UPDATE: 12,957 recoveries for Gauteng as SA records 8,728 new infections

2 July 2020 11:13 PM

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Thursday that the number of national recoveries so far is 81,999.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

shackjpg

[LISTEN] Appeal for contributions to help build a new home for Limpopo family

2 July 2020 5:42 PM

The family members are reported to be living in a broken-down shack in the village of Maelula and sleeping on a cold floor.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200702-david-makhura-edjpg

Gauteng healthcare system starting to feel the pinch - report

2 July 2020 4:40 PM

Eyewitness News reporter Kgomotso Modise has the details on the provincial command council COVID-19 update.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

bulelanijpg

SAHRC to take City of Cape Town to court after man forcefully dragged from shack

2 July 2020 4:10 PM

In a video shared widely, law enforcement officers were seen dragging a naked Bulelani Qholani from his home.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

empty-school-desk-chair-classroom-grade-learning-education-teaching-pupils-123rf

Only grades R, 6 and 11 to return to school on Monday - Basic Education Dept

2 July 2020 3:39 PM

The department said that the decision followed lengthy consultations with the Council of Education Ministers.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward