Train derailed at Bellville station, 20 injured

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Today at 06:08am, a train heading to Cape Town derailed at Bellville station. As a result, heavy delays were announced by Metrorail for the Northern line.

“Metrorail confirms that three carriages of Cape Town-bound train number 3202 derailed on the Kuils River side of Bellville station opposite platform 11,” Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott confirmed.

According to her, about twenty passengers had to be treated for minor injuries on the scene.

“SAPS, ER and Metrorail recovery crews remain on-site to assist passengers and recovery efforts,” Scott added. “Recovery of the derailed carriages and assessment of infrastructure is expected to take several hours and service status updates will continue to be posted to all regional passenger information channels.”

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