Arson suspected in Cape Town station fire


CAPE TOWN, July 29- Arson is believed to be the cause of yet another fire at Cape Town station late on Saturday afternoon, a City of Cape Town official said.

Cape Town fire and rescue services spokesman Theo Layne said three fire engines, a water tanker, a rescue vehicle, and 19 firefighters were sent to the scene at about 5.40pm.

Two railway carriages were alight at platform 13. No injuries had been reported, he said.

According to reports, this is the third such incident in Cape Town in a week. Last Saturday, seven train carriages were destroyed, others damaged, and station infrastructure was also  damaged when two trains caught alight at platforms 15 and 16 at Cape Town Station.

Several carriages were also reportedly damaged when a fire broke out on a train at Retreat Station on Thursday. (ANA)