Metrorail carriages set alight

2013-04-05 14:41
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(Lulama Zenzile, Die Burger)

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Cape Town - Three train carriages were set alight near a Cape Town station on Friday morning, Metrorail said.

Regional manager Mthuthuzeli Swartz said the fire, which started near the Woltemade station around 05:00, destroyed a carriage and damaged two adjoining ones.

"It is too early to speculate about the definitive cause of the fire, but early indications are that it was deliberate. The train carried no passengers and no injuries were reported."

Swartz said the loss would place increased pressure on an "already stretched demand".

A reward of R25 000 was offered for information leading to conviction.

- SAPA
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