Angry Umlazi train commuters allegedly torch train cars over late arrival

2018-09-21 12:24
A train has been set alight. (Supplied, file)

A train has been set alight. (Supplied, file)

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Angry train commuters allegedly set alight four cars and damaged a ticket office and motor train coach in Umlazi's J section, south of Durban, on Friday morning, provincial police said.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said it was alleged that more than 1 000 commuters at Umlazi railway station became angry about late trains.

He said the incident occurred just after 06:00 and extensive damage was caused to the train station.

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Zwane said the Public Order Police Unit and eThekwini Metro Police were summoned to monitor the situation.

"The situation is still tense but police are monitoring it," said Zwane.

This is a developing story.

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