No injuries in Cape Town station fire

2015-12-27 17:57
(City of Cape Town)

(City of Cape Town)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town – No one has been injured or has died in Sunday's fire at the Cape Town railway station, the city has said.

Safety and security spokesperson JP Smith clarified that five carriages had burnt out, with the cause of the fire yet to be determined.

The incident occurred on platform 15, with the city’s fire and rescue teams swiftly dousing the flames.

Reports of the smell of chemical smoke from the blaze initially emerged from the Devil's Peak area.

Over the weekend, one man died and approximately 1 300 residents were left homeless after a fire broke out in the Mandela Park area situated in the Imizamo Yethu settlement.

The city said earlier that at least eight people were killed and 19 others were displaced in the early hours of Saturday morning across Cape Town when their shacks were engulfed in flames.

Read more on:    jp smith  |  cape town  |  fires

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

How much food do you need to concentrate?

We have been taught that we need three meals a day in order to make it through the day and while most of us indulge in more than our fair share there is a large portion of South Africans who are living off barely enough to sustain them.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.