2 trains torched at Cape Town station
It’s unclear if arsonists are to blame, but Metrorail has described the incident as an attack.
CAPE TOWN - Two trains have been destroyed in a fire at Cape Town station.
Fire crews responded to the blaze during the early hours of this morning.
Fire and rescue services' Theo Layne says, "There were 10 coaches that were destroyed in the fire. No injuries were reported and the cause is undetermined at the stage and the incident was handed over to the railway officials once the fire was extinguished."
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Meanwhile, an investigation has been launched following the incident.
The incident occurred in the early hours of this morning.
Platforms 10 and 11 have been cordoned off and stunned commuters stand and stared at the burnt out shells of the train carriages.
Some of the coaches have been towed away as investigators comb the scene for clues.
At this stage, only services on the northern line have been affected, with trains travelling between Wellington and Kraaifontein being delayed.
It's unclear if arsonists are to blame. But Metrorail has described the incident as an attack.
At least 20 carriages have been destroyed in fires in the Cape this year.
The incident comes just week after three train carriages were torched in Muizenberg.