Train Collision in Johannesburg Leaves at Least 100 Injured

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At least 100 people have been injured in Johannesburg after two trains collided at the Booysens train station, according to News 24, a local channel. Arrive Alive, a South African road safety organization, estimates as many as 300 people were injured, though authorities have not confirmed.

"Apparently the two trains collided but this is still subject to investigation," a paramedic spokesman told the news channel. "One of the trains has derailed. We've got roughly 100 patients on scene...we are busy treating and triaging patients."

According to eNCA, a 24-hour news channel in South Africa, there are no fatalities and the injuries are mostly minor; some passengers sustained neck and back injuries.

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