Train carriage torched

2011-07-28 07:12

Metrorail train services have been suspended on the line between Berlin and East London in the Eastern Cape, after a train carriage was set on fire.

Metrorail manager, Thembekile Swart, told the SABC that the carriage was torched last night at the Dawn station after technicians replaced the locomotive following technical faults.

Swart said passengers became impatient and started the fire inside the carriage.

He said technicians would “work around the clock” to fix the overhead power line.

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