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Train accident injures 6 in Doornfontein, East of Johannesburg, S.Africa

An empty Metrorail train derailed at Cape Town Station on 22 December 2013. Picture: Supplied
There has been a train accident in Doornfontein, east of Johannesburg. 
Johannesburg emergency services say six people have been injured after a Metrorail train derailed on its way from park station this afternoon. 
When paramedics arrived on the scene part of the train had come off the rails. 
Spokesperson Nana Radebe said, “There are six patients who were taken to hospital with minor injuries.”
Metrorail says its train services have been delayed by at least two hours following the accident. 
The operator says it is not yet certain what caused the accident but technicians are on the scene. 
Spokesperson Lillian Mofokeng said, “All trains from Springs, Leralla, Pretoria and Daveyton are running late.”
Courtesy of ewn.co.za

Train crash leaves several injured in Iran

Photo: Train crash leaves several injured in Iran / Iran

Several people were injured in a train accident in Iran’s western Lorestan province.

A passenger train moving in the direction of Shushtar-Mashhad crashed into a freight train near Tange Haft station in Lorestan province at 5:30 local time (GMT +4:30 hours) this morning, Iran’s Fars news agency reported on July 17.

There is no further information about the number of injured people.

In 2009, at least three people were killed and two others injured when two trains collided on the outskirts of Tehran. The accident happened when a passenger train en route from Mashhad to Tehran hit a maintenance train on the line near the town of Varamin.

Back in 2004, a train loaded with chemicals and fertilizer derailed and exploded along the same route, killing at least 300 people.

Major train crash kills at least 30 & injures 50 in Northern India

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Railway officials in northern India say a train accident has killed at least 30 people. Authorities said the Gorakhpur Express passenger train, travelling from Hisar city to Gorakhpur, slammed into a parked freight train at Chureb railway station in Khalilabad in Uttar Pradesh state Monday, killing at least 30 people. At least 50 people were injured, including the express train’s driver and assistant driver, who were in critical condition, railway official Alok Kumar said.