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At least 150 hurt as commuter trains collide in South Africa

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Paramedics tend to some of the people injured when two trains collided near Pretoria, South Africa, on Thursday.

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — At least 150 people were injured on Thursday when two commuter trains collided near the South African capital of Pretoria, authorities said.

The accident occurred when a train crashed into a stationary locomotive near Attridgeville, a suburb west of Pretoria.


"Many are walking wounded and already left. There are 20 people in serious condition and one, the driver of the second train, is in a critical condition," local emergency services spokesman Johan Pieterse said.

Officials said that children were among the wounded.