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Ten people injured after train derails

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At least ten people suffered minor to moderate injuries when a Metrorail train carriage derailed near Bellville station in Cape Town on Friday morning.

Emergency services provider ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said: “Five passengers were found near the platform and another five were found on the far side of the tracks. Upon assessment, paramedics found that they sustained scrapes and bruises while one person sustained a moderate injury to her knee.”

The injured were transported to hospital for further care. The exact circumstances of the accident was not immediately clear, but local railway authorities were investigating

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