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16 November 2011

Man killed as train runs over him

A man in his 30's has been killed after being ridden over by a train at the Wittebome Train Station this afternoon.

ER24 paramedics were called to the station after there were reports that the man had tried to duck past a moving passenger train, trying to get onto another train. The man was pulled underneath the train which was headed in the direction of Cape Town from the Simonstown direction, and he landed on the tracks underneath the wheels.

Paramedics found that the man's body had been torn apart and there was nothing further that could be done for him. It was not clear where he had come from or where he was going, and there was no one at the scene who had been with him prior to the incident. The unknown man was declared dead at the scene and the police will need to investigate what the actual cause of this horrific incident was.

Vanessa Jackson, ER24