[BELLVILLE] – Several train carriages derail leaving 27 injured.

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27 people were left injured this morning when several train carriages derailed near the Bellville Station in Bellville, Western Cape.

ER24 paramedics, along with the Western Cape Emergency Medical Services and the Cape Town Fire Services, arrived on the scene at 06h30.

On closer inspection, medics found that several carriages had derailed. The passengers had already climbed out and were found at the Protection Services offices.

Medics assessed the patients and found that twenty women and seven men had sustained minor to moderate injuries. Fortunately, no serious injuries or fatalities were found on the scene.

The patients were treated for their injuries and were thereafter transported to nearby hospitals for further care.

The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

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