Johannesburg: Two commuter trains collided near the South African capital of Pretoria, injuring at least 150 people, including children.
“Many are walking wounded and already left. There are 20 people in serious condition and one, the driver of the second train, is in a critical condition,” local emergency services spokesman Johan Pieterse said, according to Reuters.
Trains services interrupted after the accident, he said, adding that an investigation into the incident is under way.
South Africa signed a $5.8 billion contract with France’s Alstom in December to supply 3,600 new train cars as part of a 10-year program to overhaul its ageing rail network.