CAPE TOWN, May 31 – One person has died and a woman sustained serious burn injuries when a train caught alight in Cape Town on Wednesday.
Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Services said they responded just after 9 am to reports of two carriages on fire on the train between Ottery and Southfield stations.
Spokesperson Theo Layne said: “One adult female sustained serious burns, three adult females minor injuries. All patients were taken to the hospital. On further investigation, Fire and Rescue located one adult, gender unknown, with fatal burns.”
He said arson was suspected and the investigation had been handed over to police.
– African News Agency (ANA)