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Man killed by train at station

2012-02-06 08:45

Johannesburg - A man was killed and dismembered by a train at the George Goch train station in Johannesburg on Monday morning, Johannesburg emergency management services said.

"It is believed that the man was on his way to work and was running to catch the train. He was knocked by the train while on the platform," spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said.

"He was dismembered by the train and died on the scene."

This is the second man killed by a train in as many days in the Johannesburg area.

On Saturday morning, a security guard was killed at Tooronga train station.

Mulaudzi urged the community to be aware of their surroundings and to make sure the train stops first before boarding.

Comments
  • Marion - 2012-02-06 09:06

    May he RIP and condolences to his loved ones. May commuters be made aware of the dangers of trying to board moving trains. And, if they are still doing it, may the youth refrain from 'train surfing'. The thrill is just not worth the very real dangers.

  • Edwin - 2012-02-06 09:21

    how does this happen.....speechless

  • logical007 - 2012-02-06 09:54

    If he was on the platform, how did the train 'get' him? Even more so dismember him??? Sounds strange!

      Deirdre - 2012-02-06 10:07

      He probably tried to jump aboard ... shame I hope it was relatively quick and that his family will cope without his salary/wages.

  • Makatikamusona - 2012-02-06 10:15

    “…He was knocked by the train while on the platform…” Very Scary if trains start knocking people off the platform, then where must they stand at the Robot or what? Or was he standing too close to the edge and was then pulled from there….just wondering.

  • Dianne - 2012-02-06 10:42

    This is so terribly tragic. RIP and blessings to his family and loved ones.

  • Martin - 2012-02-06 12:34

    Plain outright stupidity.How does a person think they will come off best with a train.Last im caught a train it was on the railway lines.

  • Glenys - 2012-02-06 12:45

    Doesnt matter to the ordinary South African how, the simple fact of the matter is that some family tonight will be grieving, as someone's Daddy, brother, Uncle,Son,Grampa wont be coming home, now that is sad

  • Monique - 2012-02-06 13:03

    'knocked by the train while on the platform' wtf...a train runs on tracks! LOL...News24 you make me laugh at your stupendous mistakes.

      Monique - 2012-02-06 13:06

      My condolences to the family, this is very sad. Just a guy earning a honest living on his way to work.

  • Lee - 2012-02-07 14:28

    I am not too sure that n24 has the FULL story here.... Seems to me that there is a few missing pieces (Excuse the pun please)

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