Train assistant recovering in hospital after Sir Lowry's Pass derailment

Cape Town - A train assistant remained in stable condition in hospital, while a driver was discharged on Wednesday morning following a derailment of a cargo train at Sir Lowry's Pass on Tuesday, Transnet said.

Spokesperson Meryl Pretorius told News24 that the cause of the derailment was under investigation.

Engineers were at the scene where the train, with five locomotives, derailed at the N2 near the Blue Rock. The accident resulted in the partial closure of Sir Lowry Road, which runs parallel to the highway.

The two casualties were taken to hospital by ambulance, safety and security mayoral committee member JP Smith said.

The roadway was to be reopened on Wednesday morning.

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