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2 Metrorail trains on fire at separate CT stations

Metrorail’s Zino Mihi earlier confirmed a train fire at the Mbekweni station in Paarl.

FILE: A Metrorail train set alight in Firgrove, Cape Town. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - Metrorail is spending another afternoon putting out fires with a second train set alight, this time in Firgrove, Cape Town.

Details surrounding the latest fire are still unclear, but Metrorail has confirmed it has been alerted of that blaze on Friday.

Metrorail’s Zino Mihi earlier confirmed a train fire at the Mbekweni station in Paarl.

“The cost of the damage is yet to be determined and for now, the journey times are extended by 60 minutes. All Wellington trains will terminate at Huguenot station.”

That fire followed reports of a shooting incident on board the train.

“Our Metrorail protection services personnel, the police and the forensic teams are still on site for a requisite investigation,” Mihi adds.

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