At least 100 injured in S. African train collision, AP reports

South_africa-map

At least 100 people were injured when two trains collided in South Africa near Johannesburg, The Associated Press and the BBC reported.

About 90 people were rushed to hospitals with minor to serious injuries, Johannesburg Emergency Services spokeswoman Nana Radebe told the AP.

Firefighters were still searching for commuters who may be stuck inside of the train cars, the wire service said.

No fatalities have been reported.

Radebe told the AP that the trains were on the same track.

A spokesoman for the Gauteng province said the accident happened at rush hour. Both trains were heading from Johannesburg to the township of Soweto.

Lillian Mofokeng said authorities were still gathering information about the collision.

It was not clear what caused the crash, the BBC reported.

Source