Baku, October 5, AZERTAC
About 320 people were injured when a packed train traveling from South Africa’s business hub Johannesburg to the capital Pretoria crashed into the back of a stationary train, Metrorail authorities said on Friday, Reuters reported.
The collision, which occurred at 5:50 p.m. (1530 GMT) on Thursday during peak rush hour travel, left 32 passengers with serious but not critical injuries.
“The injured commuters were taken for medical attention at various hospitals,” Metrorail said in a statement.
“A board of enquiry will be instituted soon to determine the root cause of the accident.”
In January, a similar train accident on the outskirts of Johannesburg injured 200 people.
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