Hundreds injured in train crash in Soweto, South Africa

A total of two men who were critically injured and airlifted to Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital, and 642 with minor and serious injuries,” Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeff Wicks said.

“We had a total of two men who were critically injured and airlifted to Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital, and 642 with minor and serious injuries,” Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeff Wicks told Sapa from the scene.

“The increase in total injuries, shows the chaos of the scene. People were sprayed 200m around the trains…on arrival, paramedics found passengers from both trains lying on the track,” he said.

Johannesburg emergency services spokesperson Synock Matobako said that about fifteen ambulances were dashing in and out transporting the injured to Chris Hani Baragwanath, Helen Joseph and various private hospitals in Gauteng.