SA: Inquiry to probe Kempton Park train crash in which 320 were injured

A board of inquiry would be instituted to probe Thursday night’s train crash at the Van Riebeek Park station near Kempton Park which resulted in over 300 injuries, Metrorail said.

In a statement late on Thursday, the state-owned railway company confirmed: “Metrorail train 0659 travelling from Johannesburg Park Station to Pretoria collided from the rear end with train 0663 which was faulty and stationery at Van Riebeeckpark Station this [Thursday] afternoon at 17h50.”

Metrorail spokesperson Lillian Mofokeng said that 320 commuters were left injured but that no fatalities had been reported.

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