Shosholoza-Meyl train derails

2010-06-29 10:05

Johannesburg - A Shosholoza Meyl train carrying 90 passengers derailed outside Polokwane on Monday, the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) said on Tuesday.

"Two locomotives and three coaches of the Bosvelder train derailed at 05:45 on Monday 28 June, outside Polokwane," the RSR said.

"The RSR's inspectors will be investigating amongst others, the condition of the locomotive, coaches and the points on the track."

The derailment happened on the Polokwane-Groenbult line, as the train approached Radiokoffie Station.

The coaches and locomotive remained upright after the derailment.

A technical assistant on the train was slightly injured.

No one else was injured.