Model man dies while trying to save dog

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Cape Town - A Swellendam woman watched in horror as her boyfriend was hit by a train after he tried to save a dog on the railway lines.

Die Burger reported that the woman and her 21-year-old boyfriend had gone for a walk with the dog, which belonged to a friend, when the dog started running on the railway track between the Du Toit and Koelenhof stations.

The man, who is a professional model from Cape Town, was hit by the train and his body was dragged for 500m.

The dog also died.

The woman, who was in a state of shock, was brought to a police station for treatment.

The victim could not be identified as his family had not yet been informed of his death.

The train driver was also traumatised and placed on immediate sick leave and four trains were delayed as a result of the incident.

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