20 injured as train derails in Bellville


A train on the Northern line derailed near Bellville station in Cape Town early Thursday morning.

The outbound train slid off its tracks and has caused major delays in the service. Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott revealed more detail.

“Metrorail confirms that three carriages of Cape Town-bound train number 3202 derailed on the Kuils River side of Bellville station opposite platform 11,” Scott told IOL.

“The two passenger trailers and a motor coach derailed at 06:08. Although initially no visible injuries were reported, some 20 passengers have subsequently received medical attention on site for minor injuries.”

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