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LAKESIDE: TWO SURVIVED AFTER MOVING TRAIN SMASHES INTO CAR IN CAPE TOWN (PHOTOS)

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics, metro services and fire services arrived on the scene and found the car lying on the tracks next to the train.

CAPE TOWN – Two people were injured on Tuesday, when a train crashed into a car on Uxbridge road in Lakeside, Cape Town authorities said.

Richard Bosman of the City of Cape Town, said: “At 13:35 this afternoon, we had an accident between a train and a motor vehicle at the Uxbridge Road level crossing, that is in the Lakseside area. We have two people, a male and a female, that is trapped in the vehicle.”

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics, metro services and fire services arrived on the scene and found the car lying on the tracks next to the train.

“Upon closer inspection, paramedics discovered a man and woman lying trapped inside the light motor vehicle. Both patients were found to be in a serious condition. Metro and Fire services had to use specialised equipment to free both patients from the vehicle,” Meiring said.

Picture: City of Cape Town

“Once freed, paramedics treated both patients and provided them with advanced life support interventions. Once treated, Metro Services transported the patients to Victoria Provincial Hospital for further treatment. Fortunately, no-one from the train sustained any injuries.”

He said that the cause of the crash was unknown and would be investigated by authorities who were on the scene.

TRAFFIC: GOLDEN ARROW MONITORING KHAYELITSHA OPERATIONS AFTER BUS ATTACKED

Two Golden Arrow buses have come under attack in Khayelitsha over the past two days.

FILE: Golden Arrow buses. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN – The Golden Arrow Bus Service says it’s keeping a close eye on its operations in the Khayelitsha area.

Two of the company’s buses have been targeted in Makhaya over the past several days.

In the latest incident on Monday evening, a bus was set alight.

On Sunday, another bus was targeted.

The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Services says crews on Monday had to be escorted into the area by police due to protest action in the community.

Golden Arrow spokesperson Bronwen Dyke-Beyer said: “We’re monitoring our services very closely and we’ll avoid certain parts of Khayelitsha. We’re very disappointed and concerned by the attacks on our buses.”

Eye Witness News

PHOTO: Golden Arrow buses. Picture: E.W.N.

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TRAFFIC: WEST COAST ROAD CLOSED

ROAD CLOSED SUNDAY 21 MAY BETWEEN 8:30 AM- 11:30 AM

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MILNERTON – There will be road closure on West Coast road R27 Northbound between Boundary Road and Loxton road in the early hours of Sunday, 21 May. This is due to Cape Town One run taking place on the traffic line.

There will be diversion signs for travellers to link their various destinations.

PHOTO: West Coast Road closed due to Cape Town Run. Peter Okafor/ExpressCapetown

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SAA CABIN CREW SET TO RESUME STRIKE NEXT WEEK

South African Airways (SAA) cabin crew members are seeking to resume a strike over meal allowances as early as next week.

CAPE TOWN – The airline’s other unions said on Wednesday that they are also considering industrial action to pressure the national carrier into discussing wage increases that were due in April.

United Association of SA aviation manager Jannem Goussard said the union is seeking its own dispute due to Read more

CAPE TOWN: TRAINS OVERCROWDED IN SA’S OVERCROWDED CITY

The demand for services far exceeds the available train supply as a result of decades of disinvestment in rail and unprecedented growth of informal settlements.

 

CAPE TOWN – According to the TomTom traffic index Cape Town is the most congested city in the country and 48th in the world, ahead of cities such as New York. For rail commuters, the situation isn’t much better, with trains overcrowded to the point of bursting and long delays. GroundUp found people clinging from the outside to Read more

SHOCKING: MAN STABBED MULTIPLE TIMES AFTER CAR BREAKS DOWN ON ROADSIDE

A man was stabbed several times on Wednesday morning after he was attacked on a highway in Durban when his car broke down.

CAPE TOWN – The vehicle broke down on the N2 north bound after the M7 interchange.

Garrith Jamieson of Rescue Care said paramedics found the man had sustained multiple stab wounds to his upper body on the roadside.

“Advanced life support paramedics stabilised the man on the scene before rushing him through to a nearby hospital for the urgent care that he required.

It is believed that the man’s motor vehicle broke down and he was awaiting for assistance when he was attacked by two men‚” said Jamieson.

 

-Times Live

PHOTO: A man was stabbed multiple times in Durban on Wednesday morning.
Image by: Supplied

GET READY FOR A DRY WINTER – CITY OF CAPE TOWN OFFICIAL WARNS

Dam levels are critically low and the municipality is to further heighten water restrictions from next month.

FILE: The Theewaterskloof Dam near Cape Town. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN – A City of Cape Town official has warned that this winter could be as dry as the previous two.

Gisela Kaiser issued the warning this week at the Africa Utility Week Conference in Cape Town.

Dam levels are critically low and the municipality is to further heighten water restrictions from next month.

Meanwhile, the owners of a local laundry chain have expressed concern over the looming tighter restrictions and the worsening crisis.

Dry Cleaning 4U’s owner Andries Venter says they realise the importance of saving water but fear the growth of the business will be impacted if the situation persists.

The business, which employs 30 people, runs outlets in Okovango Crossing, Durbanville and Plattekloof.

Venter says they will have to re-apply for an exemption if Level 4 restrictions are adopted and come into effect next month.

“I’m very concerned… not just for my business but if we have less than 10% of water in the dams, water will start to be muddy, as I understand, and then we’ll grapple with the quality of the water.”

The City of Cape Town says it will arrange specific regulations with businesses to minimise the impact.

-Eye Witness News

PHOTO: The Theewaterskloof Dam near Cape Town. Picture: EWN.

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