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15 year-old boy dies after being hit by Metrorail train

Riana Scott, Metrorail Western Cape spokesperson  said  it is “tragic that such a young life should be lost so needlessly.” 

A 15 –year-old boy died after he fell off a Metrorail train, and was hit by another train between Woltemade and Maitland stations.

He is believed to be a pupil as he was dressed in a uniform.

The incident happened on Tuesday morning, SAPS spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana said “Please be advised that an inquest case has been opened for investigation after a 15-year-old boy fell off the train and was hit by a second train in Maitland.”

Riana Scott,  Metrorail Western Cape spokesperson, said  it is “tragic that such a young life should be lost so needlessly.”

All northern trains from #3412 have been diverted via Ysterplaat until the investigation is completed.

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