Metrorail probes Cape Town train blaze

2013-01-23 09:01
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Cape Town - A fire at the Woodstock railway station in Cape Town left thousands stranded and damaged a train, it was reported on Wednesday.

The Cape Times reported that firefighters battled for about an hour to extinguish the fire which left four carriages gutted on Tuesday afternoon.

Cape Town fire and rescue service spokesperson Theo Layne said four commuters were treated for smoke inhalation and were taken to hospital.

Metrorail regional manager Mthuthuzeli Swartz said the fire would cost the company millions of rand.

An investigation had been launched to establish its cause.

Swartz told Cape Talk on Wednesday morning that preliminary investigations show that vandalism was the cause of the fire, but stressed that this is only a preliminary finding.

 

- SAPA
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