Trains collide, probe underway

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Pretoria - The Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) has dispatched inspectors to the accident scene where two passenger trains collided in the North West.

A woman was killed and 110 people were injured in the collision which occurred along the Carletonville road in Boskop, outside Potchefstroom on Monday, police said.

The RSR said the incident was unfortunate, adding that it would ensure that similar tragedies do not occur again.

"The RSR will ensure the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) puts in place measures that will ensure that we do not have a recurrence of an accident of this nature," said RSR.