Three killed, hundreds injured in South Africa train collision

Three killed, hundreds injured in South Africa train collision

At least three people were killed and around 300 injured on Tuesday after two trains collided in the South African capital Pretoria, an emergency services official said.

The crash, which occurred at 9:30 a.m. (07:30 GMT), left 82 passengers with serious injuries after a packed train careered into a stationary train at Mountain View station.

“We do not rule out the possibility of additional fatalities as we search under the wreckage,” emergency official Charles Mabaso told Reuters.

An investigation into the cause of the collision was ongoing, Mabaso said.