Bomb hoax delays Cape Town trains

2012-09-17 10:20

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Cape Town - Cape Town trains were delayed on Monday morning because of a bomb scare at Maitland station, Metrorail said.

Regional manager Mthuthuzeli Swart said it received a "tip-off" at about 06:00 and cleared the station to allow police to inspect the railway tracks.

Explosives officers found nothing and train services resumed at 07:15.

Six trains experienced an average 20 minutes delay.

"We condemn the action in the strongest possible terms... these individuals thrive on causing chaos and must be stopped immediately," Swartz said.

A reward of up to R25 000 was on offer for information leading to the conviction of hoax callers.
- SAPA
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