Teen killed while crossing railway line

2016-03-15 11:36
A Metrorail train  (File Adiel Ismail, 24.com)

A Metrorail train (File Adiel Ismail, 24.com)

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Cape Town - A 14-year-old pupil died after he was hit by a train while trying to cross the tracks on Cape Town’s southern suburbs line.

Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott said the boy died near Wittebome station at 15:45 on Monday. 

“According to initial reports, [the] learner attempted to cross the tracks when he was struck by an oncoming train,” she said.

“The police closed the section of track line for the duration of their on-site investigation and some 30 trains using that section of line were diverted, causing variable delays of six to 37 minutes.”

The line was re-opened and normal train traffic resumed shortly before 18:00.

Police are investigating.

Metrorail urged people to use subways or bridges to cross railway lines, to prevent accidents like this from happening. 

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