Man killed after being hit by train in Cape Town, suicide suspected

A Prasa Metrorail train near Langlaagte station in Johannesburg, 4 February 2020. Picture Neil McCartney

According to the Western Cape police, the man – said to be in his 40s – jumped on the railway line and was struck by a train.

A man died after being hit by a train at Monte Vista station in Cape Town on Friday.

According to the Western Cape police, the man – said to be in his 40s – jumped on the railway line and was struck by a train.

Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott said it was a suspected suicide.

Scott said the incident led to platform changes at Monte Vista station and residual delays of 40 to 50 minutes.

Goodwood police are investigating.

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