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South African train crash leaves 200 injured

ANI  |  Johannesburg [South Africa] 

At least 200 persons were injured on Tuesday morning in a train crash on the outskirts of Johannesburg, according to country's response group.

Two Metrorail passenger trains collided at the in Germiston, the reported.

A statement from ER24 says there are no fatalities in the crash.

Paramedics are present at the scene.

The details around the crash are not yet clear. However, an investigation is underway.

The incident is second in a week. On January 4 passenger train crash took place near Kroonstad in South Africa's Free State province, claiming 18 lives and injuring around 254 lives.

The Shosholoza Meyl train was heading to from the coastal city of Port Elizabeth, according to the reports.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 19:05 IST