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Trains Hit Each Other in Johannesburg; 1 Killed, 102 Injured

Two trains hit each other between Olifantsfontein and Elandsfontein in the east of Johannesburg on June 1st.

The accident happened when a Business Express train was coming from Pretoria crashed into an empty train going towards Leralla station. Numerous carriages leaned to their sides after the crash.

The trains were manually authorised to move due to theft of signalling power cables.

One person was killed in the crash while another 102 people sustained injuries of various intensities.

Investigations are underway.