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metrorail thumb medium90 92TimesLive reports that commuters have taken to Twitter to raise their concerns about travelling by train, following four crashes in Gauteng in as many months.  

Two trains travelling on the same line from Mabopane to Pretoria collided near Mountain View station on Tuesday during the early-morning rush-hour commute, leaving four people dead and another 620 injured.  A deeply shocked Gauteng roads and traffic MEC, Ismail Vadi, called for an urgent investigation into the cause of the accident.  In December, four people were injured when two goods trains slammed into each other at Vulcania station in Brakpan, east of Johannesburg.  Two trains collided at Van Riebeck Park station in Kempton Park, east of Joburg, in October last year, leaving 320 passengers injured.  Four months ago, Booysens station in Joburg’s southern suburbs was also been the scene of a train crash.  Four train crew members and 112 commuters had to receive medical treatment at hospitals in the area.  With four dead and over 1,000 commuters injured in these four recent train accidents in Gauteng alone, it's said to be no wonder that people are feeling increasingly insecure about taking the train.

  • Read the original report by Ntokozo Miya in full at TimesLive

See eyewitness footage of aftermath of deadly Pretoria train crash at EWN


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