4 killed and more than 600 injured in South Africa train crash

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"Numerous passengers were found either in the trains or found walking around on the scene".

The two trains smashed into eachother in Pretoria, the capital.

Three people died in the accident.

Emergency personnel and paramedics are working round the clock to free people trapped under the wreckage of two trains that collided before 09:00 at Mountain View station in Pretoria on Tuesday.

"On the scene of this morning's train accident at the Mountain View Station".

According to reports there were 800 people on board at the time of the crash.

Netcare first stated that more than 200 were injured, with News24 reporting later saying over 300 people have been hospitalised, while the latest reports from TimesLive put the number of injured at 620 people.

Gauteng MEC for roads and transport Ismail Vadi has called on the Passenger Rail Agency of SA and the Railway Safety Regulator to "urgently investigate" the cause of the crash.

"We are deeply shocked by this tragic accident so early in the new year".

Mofokeng said buses would be available from the train stations where commuters usually board the train. "We can not lose any more lives, there needs to be some kind of upgrade in terms of signalling that is in here".

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