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S. Africa: Most Victims Home from Hospital after Train Crash

Saturday, 18 July 2015 11:52 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A spokeswoman for the South African rail service that witnessed a rush hour collision of two commuter trains Friday has given a final count of 239 people injured, down from the 300 originally reported.

Lillian Mofokeng, the Metrorail spokeswoman for the Gauteng province, said Saturday that only eight people were still hospitalized. No fatalities were reported.

Mofokeng said the area where the collision took place was still closed off and technicians were repairing the track. The exact cause of the accident is still unknown and an investigation is underway.

The accident happened at rush hour on Friday between two stations, with both trains traveling from the Johannesburg city center to the township of Soweto.

Mofokeng said thousands of commuters ride this route each day.

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A spokeswoman for the South African rail service that witnessed a rush hour collision of two commuter trains Friday has given a final count of 239 people injured, down from the 300 originally reported.Lillian Mofokeng, the Metrorail spokeswoman for the...
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