Mystery surrounds Cape Town man's fall from moving train

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Cape Town – Mystery surrounds the fall of a man from a moving train in Brackenfell as no witnesses have come forward to confirm he was pushed.

Paramedics assisted the 40-year-old man as he lay next to the tracks, near the Brackenfell train station, on Tuesday. 

He sustained serious injuries to his legs and one of his arms.

His friend apparently witnessed him being thrown from the train and alerted paramedics, according to ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring.

Metrorail said initial reports were that fellow commuters alerted rail security guards to a person falling from the train's open doors.

The guards then summoned emergency services.

"Metrorail has not received any statements nor have any witnesses come forward to indicate that he had been thrown from the train by another party," said regional spokesperson Riana Scott.

Western Cape police spokesperson FC van Wyk said they had no record of the incident.

Scott said they were unfortunately unable to offer more information until further investigation by police "revealed the facts around the incident".

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