SA's rail network | Discussion | Train derailments and collisions

Two trains collided near Richard's Bay

DURBAN - Recovery efforts are underway after two Transnet trains collided and derailed in Northern Kwazulu Natal Monday morning.

READ: SCOPA: Get the trains back on track

One Transnet Freight Rail train rear-ended the other Transnet freight train that was stationary in eLubana.

Derailments are not uncommon in South Africa with industry bodies saying the latest incident underscores the risks of outdated manual systems.

Professor Jan Havenga from the Department of  Industrial Engineering at Stellenbosch University discussed this with eNCA.

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