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Untu calls on Nzimande to suspend Metrorail trains in wake of latest train crash

This comes after two Metrorail trains collided at a station in Kempton Park last night, leaving 320 commuters injured.

Two passenger trains collided at Van Riebeeck train station in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg on 4 October 2018 leaving at least 320 people injured. Picture: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – The United Transport & Allied Trade Union (Untu) wants Transport Minister Blade Nzimande to suspend Metrorail services until the rail operator can provide a safe and reliable service.

This comes after two Metrorail trains collided at a station in Kempton Park last night, leaving 320 commuters injured.

At least 32 of those people were said to be seriously harmed.

Untu also says that one person died in the crash but authorities have not confirmed this.

Ekurhuleni Emergency Service's William Ntladi explains how the two trains collided.

“The first train had a mechanical challenge, then it was stationary in one of the platforms. Coincidentally, the second train came from the same railway line and crashed into the first one.”

WATCH: 320 injured in Kempton Park train crash

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