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Train stoning on the rise, says Metrorail after commuter killed

A 19-year-old commuter died after she was struck by a rock in the Bellville area while travelling on a train last weekend.

Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Metrorail says it's noted an increase in the number of trains being stoned in Cape Town.

A 19-year-old commuter died after she was struck by a rock in the Bellville area while travelling on a train last weekend.

The railway operator has since increased security between the Bellville and Kuils River stations.

Metrorail's Riana Scott says: “It is incredibly difficult to police stoning. We are keeping an eye on it and cases are increasing. Unfortunately, when trains go through informal settlements commuters complain that it’s children who throw stones.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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