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Over 100 injured in JHB train collision

No fatalities have been reported and police are on the scene investigating the cause of the crash.

Dozens of emergency vehicles are on the scene and emergency workers are still trying to rescue those trapped inside the train. Picture: @ER24EMS.

JOHANNESBURG - Paramedics believe more than 100 people were injured when two trains crashed near the Booysens Train Station in Johannesburg.

It's understood one train was stationary when another crashed into the other.

A commuter who was in the stationary train has told Eyewitness News that another Metrorail train derailed and crashed into the first.

Paramedics say they are moving in with stretchers and believe there are still people trapped inside the trains.

#TrainCrash These commuters say they no longer trust the trains. One woman says this is second crash she has been in. pic.twitter.com/jcetrQJQvu

The injuries vary from serious to minor.

"We are unsure if there are any fatalities, but more information will follow as soon as possible," ER24's Russel Meiring said.

"There are patients all around the scene."

Commuters say they heard a loud crash and felt the train jerk forcing them on top of one another.

They described scenes of panic where they could see dust filling the air and people screaming for help.

Paramedics are working to stabilise the critical patients while more than 100 people sit in the verge of the road waiting for treatment.

One woman says she was just talking to a friend when she was thrown forward with other people landing on top of her.

Dozens of emergency vehicles are on the scene and emergency workers are still trying to get those trapped inside the train out.

Paramedics and emergency workers have started transporting more than 100 injured people to hospital.

No fatalities have been reported and police are on the scene investigating the cause of the crash.

#TrainCrash Commuters are sitting on the verge waiting to be treated by paramedics. EC pic.twitter.com/p5yIuzB2XR

#TrainCrash Paramedics say they are now moving in with stretchers. They believe there are still people trapped in the train. ML

#TrainCrash Eyewitness has told EWN two trains collided. He says one train was stationary when another crashed into them. ML

ER24 and other services on scene at Booysen train station, jhb. At least 100 patients injured. pic.twitter.com/bMUITdmZeu

More to follow on this developing story.

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