Media release

Government on Soweto train accident

20 May 2011

20 May 2011

The South African Government has learned with great sadness about the injury of hundreds of train commuters during yesterday’s (Thursday, 19 May 2011) train accident in Soweto.

We wish commuters injured in the accident a speedy recovery and express our gratitude to the Johannesburg Emergency Services for their quick response in assisting the injured.

The Railway Safety Regulator is investigation the circumstances which led to this accident and will report its findings as soon as the investigation has been concluded.

Mr Jimmy Manyi
GCIS CEO and Cabinet Spokesperson
Cell: 082 379 3454

Issued by: Government Communications (GCIS)

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