On Tuesday, in Pretoria, South Africa, four people are dead and hundreds more were injured when two trains collided during the early morning rush hour commute.
Hundreds of commuters remain trapped inside the carriages and emergency response officials say the number of fatalities might rise as the wreckage is being cleared.
Media liaison officer of Netcare 911, a private emergency medical response company, Shawn Herbst, told ABC News that there were about 800 people on the two trains and more than 620 sustained minor to moderate injuries. One person was critically injured and airlifted to a local hospital.
City’s mayor, Solly Msimanga, on his official Twitter account said: “A sad day in @CityTshwane We send our condolences to the families of those who passed on and we wish all those injured a speedy recovery#Mountainviewtrainaccident”
Accident investigators are combing the scene for clues about the cause of the accident in a probe that is expected to last for several days.