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....


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