Cape Town train derails

A Metrorail commuter gets on a train. Picture: Nigel Sibanda.

A train derailed near Brackenfell station in Cape Town on Thursday afternoon, the city’s fire and rescue services said.

“The train did not catch fire. The train derailed and grass next to the train caught fire due to sparks,” said spokesman Theo Layne.

He said the train left a junction between two platforms around 2pm.

No injuries were reported.

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