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At least 16 injured after train derails in Boksburg

Paramedics said three carriages of the locomotive went off the track at the Elandsfontein Railway Station near Jet Park Road.

At least 19 people were injured on 12 March 2019 after a train derailed in Boksburg. Picture: @Netcare911_sa/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - At least 16 people were injured after a train derailed in Boksburg on Monday.

Paramedics said three carriages went off the track at the Elandsfontein Railway Station near Jet Park Road.

All those injured were taken to the hospital with serious and moderate injuries.

It’s unclear what led to the derailment.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said: “On arrival, paramedics assessed the scene and found that three carriages of the train had derailed, injuring 16 patients. Once treated and stabilised, all the patients were transported by various ambulance services to hospital for further treatment.”