METRORAIL PROBES YET ANOTHER TRAIN TORCHING IN NYANGA AFTER 8 CARRIAGE TRAINS DESTROYED IN CAPE TOWN

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Torched train coaches damaged by angry commuters at Cape Town Station recently. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

CAPE TOWN – Metrorail says it has launched an investigation following a third arson attack in one week.

A train was torched at Nyanga station on Monday following ongoing delays.

Three carriages were destroyed.

Metrorail’s Riana Scott says infrastructural problems forced trains to terminate at Nyanga station, while technicians attended to the issue.

Scott says frustrated commuters are then believed to have set the train alight.

This followed an arson attack at Cape Town station last week, in which angry commuters torched a train and looted stores following ongoing delays.

A few days later, firefighters responded to another incident after two carriages were burning at Koelenhof station.

PHOTO: Torched train coaches damaged by angry commuters at Cape Town Station recently. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

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