Investigation launched into train accident

Investigation launched into train accident

Law enforcement agencies in KwaZulu-Natal are still baffled by Thursday's train accident near Merebank station, south of Durban.


At least 131 people were hurt when the two trains crashed into each other, head-on.

Officials still trying to establish how two moving trains were allowed to be on the same track at the same time, leading to a head-on collision.

According to the latest information the trains, going in opposite directions had been travelling on the same track and crashed head-on.


The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa says it's probing yesterday's head-on train collision and will also be visiting the families of those who'd been travelling on the trains. 

The accident happened just before the afternoon rush.

The agency's Zama Nomganga says they will give support to the victims.

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''To those that were affected and their families, as Prasa we are in support. We shall continue visiting the [victims] in hospital,'' he said.

Nomganga says, at this point and according to the information they've received, it appears that both trains were given the right of way but says they cannot confirm anything until the end of the investigation. 

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