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Western Cape man run over by train

2011-11-16 19:02

Johannesburg - A man was killed when he landed under a train at Wittebome train station in the Western Cape on Wednesday, paramedics said.

Paramedics received reports that the man had tried to duck past a moving passenger train while trying to get onto another train, said ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson.

He was pulled under the train, and landed on the tracks underneath the wheels. His body was torn apart and he was declared dead on the scene, said Jackson.

Police would investigate what happened.

Comments
  • @RossWZA - 2011-11-16 20:02

    What an idiot.

  • Robbie - 2011-11-17 07:56

    He used to be an idiot,I don't know what he is now.

  • nicolene.kotze1 - 2011-11-17 13:57

    That's what the bridges are for! don't just run over the tracks!!! Condolences to his family.

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