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Train derails in PE

The Shosholoza Meyl was travelling from Johannesburg to the Eastern Cape when it left the tracks.

FILE: The Shosholoza Meyl was travelling from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth when it left the tracks on Thursday. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - A long-distance passenger train has derailed in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape on Thursday.

The Shosholoza Meyl was travelling from Johannesburg to the coastal city when it left the tracks.

The cause of the incident is unknown at this stage.

No injuries or fatalities have been reported.

Metrorail spokesperson Mimi Katsio says the track is being cleared.

"Our line was blocked because we had to work on the scene."

Technicians are still busy in the area.