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[ALERT] 1 dead, 50 injured in Metrorail collision in Ekurhuleni

Metrorail says all train services operating between Pretoria and Johannesburg have been suspended while technicians work on the lanes.

Train commuters in Germiston, PTA & Tembisa are stranded because of a train accident that happened in Elandsfontein. Picture: Twitter @EWNTraffic

JOHANNESBURG - ER24 has confirmed one person has died and at least 50 people have been injured after two Metrorail trains collided near the Elandsfontein station in Ekurhuleni.

Metrorail says all train services operating between Pretoria and Johannesburg have been suspended while technicians work on the lanes.

ER24's Russel Meiring says paramedics are on the scene.

“The cause is not yet known. The scene is still quite hazardous, due to the train line being active. More information will become available shortly.”

Meanwhile, Metrorail's Tony Games says they are working on arranging buses for the thousands of stranded commuters.

“Our customer service managers are arranging buses to commute the commuters between the two destinations. Our technical team is working to open one line so that there’ll be movement.”