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metrorail thumb medium90 92News24 reports that firefighters arrived at Cape Town train station on Tuesday to battle yet another train-related blaze after thick, black smoke permeated the air above the station.  

The City of Cape Town's Fire and Rescue Service responded to the train fire at approximately 12:20.  According to the rescue service, "two trains with three carriages each on platform 17 and 18 respectively were alight", with reports of the offices above the station deck also being affected.  Four fire engines, a water tanker and a rescue vehicle with 24 firefighters responded to the blaze and investigators were on the scene trying to determine the cause.  Dan Plato‚ Western Cape community safety MEC‚ said the repeated arson attacks on Cape Town’s commuter trains were intolerable.  “We need answers from military intelligence‚ from police intelligence‚ I think the police owe us the answers‚” he stated.

  • A short report is at News24
  • Read too, Not again! Cape Town's cry of despair as more trains are torched, at TimesLive

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