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2 pregnant women killed by train

2012-09-07 11:13

Cape Town - Two pregnant women were struck by a train and killed outside the Kuils River train station in Cape Town, it was reported on Friday.

The Cape Times reported that the deaths of Judith Mtumba and Sarah Njibu on Thursday afternoon would be investigated.

It was not clear what happened but the train driver insisted he had struck three people, not two.

"We even checked underneath the train but there was nothing," provincial Metrorail manager Mthuthuzeli Swartz told the newspaper.

Pointing out a broken fence, he said people regularly took shortcuts over the tracks.

Comments
  • michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-09-07 11:22

    Ja ne? People will never learn... Nogal just outside the station as well... If they used the foot bridge this would not have happened. 4 people lost their lives to save a few minutes.

      sanda.mnyazi - 2012-09-07 11:36

      The sad part is that Metrorail will be made to compensate their families.

  • janice.mcmaster.92 - 2012-09-07 11:25

    Ai ai ai, when will they learn???

      shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-09-07 11:33

      never

  • greg.quinn.353 - 2012-09-07 11:28

    Seriously HTF do you walk in front of a train without seeing or hearing it?

      kala.bafazi - 2012-09-07 11:32

      Exactly what I was thinking. Let's face it, trains are not small or quiet.

      shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-09-07 11:33

      Maybe they took some invisible muti? or would that be "I am invincible" Muti?

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-09-07 12:52

      They did, but then they went and killed the rabbit.

  • cindy.kleyn.1 - 2012-09-07 11:52

    And they made news because they dont listen and dont know any better! AI AI AI

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-09-07 11:54

    Shortcut to death, not so clever.

  • lorna.sisusa - 2012-09-07 11:55

    2??? Both Pregnant, I know this is sad but were both deaf not to hear the train???.. How can u cross a railway while u know u also carrying child inside.. This is suicide!!!

  • TheyTookMyNickLaZynEko - 2012-09-07 11:57

    yup, stupidity can be fatal.

      exile13 - 2012-09-07 12:01

      stupidity has it's own rewards

  • yanga.dlokolo - 2012-09-07 11:58

    they will never cross a railway line again

      susan.paul.330 - 2012-09-07 13:05

      dah!!!

  • rock.jason.52 - 2012-09-07 12:00

    I still don't get it how people get knocked with the train because u can see it or hear it even from far.... And these women where just so lunatic to believe its safe to cross the rail way... May their soul rest in peace....

  • thabelorale - 2012-09-07 12:00

    Two pregnant, walk cross the tracks and not hear the tain coming ???? Strange!!! Even Gautrain, you can hear from 2kms away, come on !!!

      Vic - 2012-09-07 12:16

      Train driver insists there 3 people and not 2. Who's the 3rd one, and where is he/she? I guess that person was the devil himself holding these 2 women so that they can't escape. That's just my opinion. Anyway - my sincere condolences to the family and may these women and their unborn babies rest in peace.

  • trevor.pietersen.3 - 2012-09-07 12:12

    A sad day for all....

  • Konapi - 2012-09-07 12:24

    They comitted suicide because of thier pregnancy...who knows...even you can go to mortuary and I ask them maybe they will tell you that they couldnt hear the train *idiot* bomatha nalapo baya khona.

  • nmateke - 2012-09-07 12:24

    This was horable , i wish i have not seen this insident.something went horable wrong there....I would not suggest that they were crossing

  • Sheilan.Clarke - 2012-09-07 12:26

    I drove past there yesterday and I also saw 3 bodies on the tracks! :O Weird.

  • logancyoung - 2012-09-07 12:35

    In my opinion, the proper outcome to the investigation should be "suicide by train". It's not the train driver's fault, nor is it Metrorail's. They chose to walk over the tracks and, in doing so, understood and accepted the possibility that this could happen. They knew they could be killed by doing that and still did it.

  • cassandra.e.olivier - 2012-09-07 12:45

    Why were they crossing the train tracks in the first place? Its not the drivers fault.

  • bridgette.muziri - 2012-09-07 12:50

    The third person whom the train driver is talking about is an evil spirit which led to the accident. Don't leave your homes without asking God for clear directions,*just thinking*may their souls find a peaceful rest.

      michangel.justice - 2012-09-07 13:03

      Amen to that my sister. to rest of the unsympathetic comments i suppose you'all are not christians.

      johnny.matsetse - 2012-09-07 14:06

      How do u know ?U lie stop commenting Rubbish here

      manluckysm - 2012-09-07 14:18

      Thats true my sister.

  • namhla.qebeyi - 2012-09-07 13:01

    I was at the scene I also saw 3 bodies****sad****

  • shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-09-07 14:03

    I keep reading this over & over, and I see how many are asking did they not see the train? I am asking myself that too, never mind see but hear as well. A very long time ago I lived a block away from a train station & railway line, & you can hear that train coming from inside your house, how on EARTH do you not hear it when you are RIGHT THERE IN ITS FACE!? Stupidity & ignorance............

  • denzil.a.ferreira - 2012-09-07 14:20

    This I cannot understand! It's a f#*king train for crying out loud! I mean you can hear it coming from a mile away.

  • pralinedavy - 2012-09-07 14:38

    @Rolisizwe, please read carefully, no one mentioned any race! why does something so sad have to be turned into a racist thing! my condolences to the family

  • manluckysm - 2012-09-07 15:06

    I don't know these 2 women but it's so Sad the way they died. That how life is.We cannot choose the way we wanna die.NO MATTER HOW CAREFULL YOU ARE.May their Soul Rest In Peace. My condelences to the Mtumba

  • leanne.ross.1447 - 2012-09-07 15:06

    Pregnacy brain can be very unpredictable

  • candicemartina.may - 2012-09-07 16:14

    The reason why the women ran onto the tracks is because the were being chased by a robber. Some idiot wanted to rob two pregnant woman!!! Damn druggies. The third person was probably him.

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