Man dies while trying to save dog

A Stellenbosch man has died after he was hit by a train while trying to save his dog.

Train tracks. Picture: Regan Thaw/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A Western Cape man has died after he was hit by a train while trying to save his dog.

The deceased was walking with his girlfriend and dog, when the animal ran across the railway line near Koelenhof in Stellenbosch.

Metrorail's Mthuthuzeli Swartz said, "This incident is another indication that people should always be careful when crossing the railway line."

He said the man was killed on impact.