On Monday afternoon, a woman that is believed to be in her 30s was hit by a train at the Oosterzee station in Parow.

A Metrorail preliminary report confirmed that the incident took place at 2.41pm yesterday.

Both the ER24 paramedics and the Metro Rescue arrived at the scene at 3.06pm and found the body of the women lying on the train tracks.

ER24 spokesperson, Russel Meiring, shared that the woman was found dead when authorities arrived at the scene.

“Paramedics assessed the woman and found that she had sustained numerous injuries and showed no signs of life. Unfortunately, nothing could be done for her and she was declared dead,” said Meiring

No other passengers or members of the public sustained any injuries during the incident.

Metrorail spokesperson, Riana Scott, indicated that further developments have been made in the incident and that investigations are being carried out.

“The circumstances and the deceased’s behaviour are consistent with suicide. An inquest docket was opened at SAPS Parow,” Scott said.

Trains were delayed by 46 minutes to accommodate SAPS and the emergency services on site.

 

Picture: Twitter/Metrorail

 

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Ishani Chetty

Ishani is a vegetarian who is passionate about social issues, the environment and current affairs.