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PRETORIA - The Railway Safety Regulator updated the media on Tuesday's train collision at the Geldenhuys station in Germiston.
The regulator's chairperson revealed the preliminary findings of its investigations.
More than 200 people were injured after two Metrorail passenger trains collided.
The regulator also gave an update on Thursday's crash in Kroonstad.
Preliminary investigations by the Railway Safety Regulator reveal that the Shosholoza Meyl was travelling below the speed limit at the time of impact near Kroonstad.
An inquiry will be established to probe the causes of the accident and particularly to establish why five coaches caught alight.
BREAKING: RSR Board Chairperson Dr Qunta reveals that the driver of the truck involved in the Kroonstad train crash tested negative for alcohol in his bloodstream. #TrainCrash pic.twitter.com/uGRyuRuUrB— Michael (@TheMikeAppel) January 10, 2018
The RSR confirms it hasn’t yet spoken to the truck driver. They are currently trying to get his statement he gave to the SAPS to understand his state of mind at the time to be able to piece together what happened. #TrainCrash pic.twitter.com/YaDCpNG8VR— Michael (@TheMikeAppel) January 10, 2018