Five injured after Prasa train derails

It’s understood the train was bound for Cape Town and derailed just before Kimberley.

New Prasa trains. Picture: Kgotatso Mogale/EWN.

KIMBERLEY - A new Prasa train bound for Cape Town derailed just before Kimberley leaving five people injured.

About 11 coaches were affected last night due to construction work that was being done on the rail line.

Apparently there was miscommunication between Transnet and the rail service.

Shosholoza Meyl's Mtuthuzeli Swartz said investigations are underway.

"We have about 60 passengers who were treated for shock and only four of them had some injuries. As a result, all passengers were discharged from hospital. The assistant driver is still in hospital."