Cape Town police hunt 2 suspects following Metrorail train fires

Three carriages were torched on Saturday just a week after 11 coaches were destroyed in a blaze on platform 15 at Cape Town station.

A video screengrab of a train fire at Cape Town station on 28 July 2018.

CAPE TOWN - Police are searching for two suspects in connection an arson attack on a Metrorail train at Cape Town station over the weekend.

Three carriages were torched on Saturday just a week after 11 coaches were destroyed in a blaze on platform 15 at Cape Town station.

Platforms 13 and 14 will remain out of use until the end of Tuesday at least.

The police's Noloyiso Rwexana said: “Police are investigating a malicious damage to property case after coaches of the trains were set alight on Saturday. It is alleged that two suspects were seen disembarking the train and running away from the station, and shortly thereafter smoke was seen coming from the train.”

Three trains have been torched in Cape Town in the space of a month.

(Edited by Thapelo Lekabe)