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Fatalities as two passenger trains collide in Pretoria

It is unclear how many injuries have been recorded but EMS says that some patients are being treated on the scene.

The scene of the train crash at Mountainview station in Pretoria on 8 January 2019. Picture: Kayleen Morgan/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - A number of fatalities have been recorded and at least 800 people injured following a train crash in Mountainview, northwest of Pretoria.

Tshwane emergency services are on the scene and treating some of the patients.

It is understood that two locomotives collided on Tuesday morning.

EMS acting chief Charles Mabaso: "The count has not been finalised. We have emergency services that have responded to the incident and it is currently being managed by the emergency services."

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