Ashburton: Man killed by train

2013-06-24 00:00

A 25-YEAR-old man was struck and killed by a train while walking on the railway line at Ashburton on Thursday night.

Pietermaritzburg police spokesperson Lieutenant Joey Jeevan said it was alleged that the train driver noticed the man walking on the railway line and activated the train’s horn.

“The man, however, did not move away from the railway line and he was hit by the train. The man sustained severe injuries to the lower body. Both his legs had been severed by the train,” said Jeevan. She said the man was identified as Sakhile Mkhize.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident. ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said Mkhize was declared dead at the scene. — WR.

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