A Metrorail security guard was left with minor injuries after a train travelling from Kraaifontein to Cape Town caught fire on Monday, April 12.
The T2520 train caught alight at around 16:00, causing delays of around an hour after the northern line trains were temporarily suspended, The Citizen reported. It is alleged that a suspected electrical fault was the reason behind the fire.
According to IOL, Metrorail spokesperson Zino Mihi confirmed there were commuters on the train but no injuries were reported. “One motor coach was burnt and one plain trailer partially burnt.”
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Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Jermaine Carelse said Fire Service crews positioned themselves in Townsend Road, Goodwood, to get access to the railway line. Carelse said crews from Goodwood, Epping and Milnerton were dispatched.
No injuries or fatalities were reported. An investigation is still underway to determine the cost of the damage.
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