BREAKING: Train alight at Steenberg station

2018-06-18 15:36
A burning train arrived at Steenberg Station on Monday. Photo: Supplied

A burning train arrived at Steenberg Station on Monday. Photo: Supplied

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

Another train on Metrorail’s southern line has been set alight on Monday, this time at Steenberg station.

According to the City's fire services spokesperson Theo Layne, 16 fire fighters reported to the scene.

“The City’s Fire and Rescue Service responded to a train alight at Steenberg railway station at 14:55 this afternoon. Currently two railway coaches are burning. No injuries have been reported and the cause has not been determined as yet,” he says.

Two fire engines, two water tankers and a rescue vehicle are on scene.

This is the third incident involving burning carriages on a Metrorail train on the Cape Flats line after a burning train claimed the life of a woman at Ottery station nearly three weeks ago, while another train arrived at Retreat Station alight a week prior to that incident.

Anyone with information or footage of the event is requested to provide this to police. All reports will be investigated and treated in the strictest confidence. Rewards of up to R25 000 are payable for information leading to successful convictions.

NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

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

Hello 

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 24.com network.