Man dies in a train accident

2019-06-25 06:00

A man’s body was split in two when he stepped into the railway tracks near the old Clovelly train station in Fish Hoek on Wednesday 19 June.

Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott a 45-year-old man stepped in front of the train at 13:50.

“The circumstances of the incident (are) consistent with suicide and Fish Hoek police opened an inquest docket to investigate such,” Scott told News24.

A warrant officer based at the Fish Hoek Police Station confirmed the incident but told News24 he could not divulge any information.

“An inquest docket has been opened and we are still trying to get hold of the man’s family,” he said.

Western Cape police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana also confirmed the incident, saying police are investigating.


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