PRETORIA, A preliminary investigation into last week's train collision in Elandsfontein on Gauteng's East Rand has blamed human error.

One passenger died and 102 others were injured when two trains collided last week.

A preliminary investigation by the Railway Safety Regulator shows that the train control officer authorised two trains to proceed onto the same section of the track at the same time.

It says the train control personnel on duty failed to observe the abnormal situation.

The Regulator has issued a Prohibition Directive barring PRASA from operating trains in the Gauteng region under abnormal working conditions.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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