Passengers jump off burning Cape train

Cape Town - Thirteen people were injured when they jumped off a train which caught fire between Soetendal and Hebron stations near Wellington, Western Cape emergency services said on Monday.

Spokesperson Robert Daniels said the train caught fire after an apparent electrical explosion at around 19:00 on Sunday. This caused the panicked passengers to jump off the train.

The group was taken to a nearby hospital and clinic for further treatment.

- Were you there? Send us your eyewitness accounts and photos.

Read more on: cape town accidents
Akhenaten 2014-08-18 08:25:35 AM
Proper maintenance procedures strictly followed?
CraigJoseph 2014-08-18 08:25:47 AM
Sounds like something out of a movie. I hope everyone on the train are ok!
Andrew MacDonald 2014-08-18 08:44:29 AM
Hope they are ok.
Clinton Prins 2014-08-18 08:48:49 AM
Its Hermon station, the train was on its way to Worcester
Dagga Magazine 2014-08-18 09:15:08 AM
Oh lord jesus it's a fire...
Lungiswa Klaas 2014-08-18 09:18:41 AM
Wishing them speedy recovery
Thabo Potsane 2014-08-18 09:25:59 AM
Wishing them speed recovery
Bone Thug 2014-08-18 09:29:41 AM
Hope nobody threw mama.
Blane Blandon 2014-08-18 09:34:29 AM
Looks like their planned maintennance on the units does not exist ?
Paul Davids 2014-08-18 12:16:55 PM