Man killed after being hit by train in Cape Town, suicide suspected

2020-03-20 20:21
One man was killed and at least several other people were injured when a goods and passenger train collided on the tracks near Bonny Doone Road in Horizon View, west of Johannesburg. (Image via Twitter/@ER24EMS)

One man was killed and at least several other people were injured when a goods and passenger train collided on the tracks near Bonny Doone Road in Horizon View, west of Johannesburg. (Image via Twitter/@ER24EMS)

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A man died after being hit by a train at Monte Vista station in Cape Town on Friday.

According to the Western Cape police, the man - said to be in his 40s - jumped on the railway line and was struck by a train.

Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott said it was a suspected suicide. 

Scott said the incident led to platform changes at Monte Vista station and residual delays of 40 to 50 minutes. 

Goodwood police are investigating.

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