Woman loses footing, dragged by train

2011-08-03 07:34

A woman was killed when she was run over by a train in Roodepoort.

The woman ran towards the train yesterday afternoon and tried to board while it was already moving, said ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson.

She lost her footing and fell into the gap between the platform and the train.

The train dragged her a few metres before the driver was alerted to the tragedy and stopped the train.

Paramedics squeezed themselves in through the small gap between the train and the platform.

They declared the woman dead at the scene.

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