Mom, babies killed by train identified

2012-02-10 16:00
Cape Town - A mother and her two children who were killed after stepping in front of an oncoming train outside Eerste River, Cape Town, have been identified, Western Cape police said on Friday.

Warrant Officer November Filander said a 20-year-old man came forward on Thursday, saying he was the woman's boyfriend and father of the children.

The victims were Nyarai Chiwandire, 34, and her children, Rosemary, 1, and Allan, who was six days old.

The family, from Zimbabwe, lived in Hilda Park, Eerste River.

Metrorail regional manager Lindelo Matya said the woman was seen stepping into the middle of the track on Tuesday morning.

Police suspected suicide since it happened in poor light and in an area where people didn't normally cross the tracks, Matya said.

An inquest was opened.

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