Human error may have caused Selby train crash - Metrorail

While officials are investigating the exact cause of a train collision in the Elloff Extension in Selby, Johannesburg, Metrorail says the accident may be the result of human error.

At least 112 people were injured after two passenger trains collided on Tuesday morning.

No fatalities have been reported.

Eyewitness News reporter Tshegofatso Mathe has more on the story.

Metrorail's Lillian Mofokeng says...they are using a manual authorisation system because they are upgrading their signalling system. She says both of these trains were authorised to be on the same lane at the same time.

Tshegofatso Mathe, EWN reporter

She believes that human error caused this problem but she says they are investigating to fully understand what transpired.

Tshegofatso Mathe, EWN reporter

Click on the link below to listen to the full report...

Metrorail spokesperson Lillian Mofokeng confirms an investigation is underway.

What we found now when we were on the scene, we could tell that there must have been negligence and human error on the part of the people who were controlling and giving authority to the drivers.

Lillian Mofokeng, Metrorail spokesperson

We are investigating negligence and a possible human error.

Lillian Mofokeng, Metrorail spokesperson

Click on the link below to listen to the full conversation....


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
iPhone upgrade locks Absa clients out of banking app

iPhone upgrade locks Absa clients out of banking app

Absa managing executive customer value management Christine Wu explains why and how you can solve it.

City of Joburg libraries shortlisted for international award

City of Joburg libraries shortlisted for international award

COJ Library and Information Services director Nobuntu Mpendulo says they attract the youth by using electronic devices.

Uber drivers' earnings dropped drastically since 2013 - Competition Commission

Uber drivers' earnings dropped drastically since 2013 - Competition Commission

The observation was made in a preliminary report into land-based public passenger transport by the commission.

Mo Shaik says his resignation is merely 'technical', not a result of DA pressure

Mo Shaik says his resignation is merely 'technical', not a result of DA pressure

He has dismissed the Democratic Alliance's claims that he was pressured to resign as as a special advisor to Lindiwe Sisulu.

Ramaphosa apologises to Malema family for Sona abuse claims

Ramaphosa apologises to Malema family for Sona abuse claims

The president also apologised to South Africans about the way in which the gender-based violence matter was debated.

Over a 100 people injured in Selby train collision

Over a 100 people injured in Selby train collision

ER 24 spokesperson Russel Meiring says two passenger trains collided in the Eloff extension in Selby.

Popular articles
Dudu Myeni 'unwilling to spend her money on delinquency case, feels targeted'

Dudu Myeni 'unwilling to spend her money on delinquency case, feels targeted'

Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse chief legal officer Advocate Stefanie Fick shares the latest.

Lesotho PM Tom Thabane a no-show in court amid rumours that he's fled to SA

Lesotho PM Tom Thabane a no-show in court amid rumours that he's fled to SA

EWN reporter Nthakoana Ngatane says there are reports that the prime minister is in South Africa for a medical appointment.

Tazne van Wyk's alleged killer has 11 convictions to his name - report

Tazne van Wyk's alleged killer has 11 convictions to his name - report

Eyewitness News reporter Lizelle Persens says the case has been postponed to April for further investigations.

Freedom Park pupil stabbed to death by classmate

Freedom Park pupil stabbed to death by classmate

Gauteng Education spokesperson Steve Mabona says the department is at a loss of for words after the death of another pupil.

[LISTEN] Unpacking the concept non-binary

[LISTEN] Unpacking the concept non-binary

Dr Eve breaks down some of the identities that are outside the gender binary.

'We tend to retire from something and what we should do is retire to something'

'We tend to retire from something and what we should do is retire to something'

Eusebius McKaiser and for 702 presenter John Robbie co-host an hour open line special.

[WATCH] Kid completing an extreme backflip stunt has social media talking

[WATCH] Kid completing an extreme backflip stunt has social media talking

Khabazela shares some of the videos that went viral on Twitter and Facebook.

[WATCH] Syrian father teaching daughter how to cope through laughter goes viral

[WATCH] Syrian father teaching daughter how to cope through laughter goes viral

Khabazela shares some of the videos that went viral on Twitter and Facebook.

Lesotho's DPP to charge PM Thabane for murder of his second wife

Lesotho's DPP to charge PM Thabane for murder of his second wife

Deputy police commissioner Paseka Mokete says the prime minister is expected to appear in court to be charged on three counts.

 Wealth strategies for small businesses - income or equity?

Wealth strategies for small businesses - income or equity?

Income or equity – what is the difference?