Three carriages of the train derailed at the Elandsfontein Railway Station near Jet Park Road, resulting in zero death reports.
Paramedics and rescue units arrived on the scene on Monday evening, immediately starting to help passengers inside the train. 16 people reportedly received injuries ranging from minor to moderate. Most of them were transported to hospital for additional treatment, Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said.
The circumstances behind the crash remain unknown. Police confirmed that the investigation was underway and officers were putting efforts in order to determine the exact cause of the accident.