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Shosholoza Meyl commuters stuck in a train for more than 11 hours

The train was travelling from East London to Cape Town when it got stuck between Beaufort West and De Aar.

FILE: It’s unclear what caused the locomotive to breakdown. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - Hundreds of commuters have been stranded on a Shosholoza Meyl train for more than 11 hours near Beaufort West.

The train was travelling from East London to Cape Town when it got stuck between Beaufort West and De Aar early this morning.

It's unclear what caused the locomotive to breakdown.

A passenger on the train says a lot of the people are being affected by the heat.

"The children are vomiting here, our food is finished and we are just sitting. They cooked food for us and that's all, but the old people with high blood pressure are affected."

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has not been available for comment.