South Africa 21.8.2018 11:52 am

Train carriages set alight in Cape Town

The city’s railway has been the target of vandalism and arson attacks in recent months, causing millions of rands of damages.

The City of Cape Town's Fire and Rescue services on Tuesday responded to Koeberg railway station where two carriages were reported to be alight. No injuries have been reported.

Train carriages set alight in Cape Town
Train carriages set alight in Cape Town

Train carriages set alight in Cape Town

The city’s railway has been the target of vandalism and arson attacks in recent months, causing millions of rands of damages.

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