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metrorail thumb medium90 92News24 reports that arson is suspected to be the cause of a train fire at the Germiston Station on Tuesday morning.  

Metrorail spokesperson Lillian Mofokeng said the train was most likely set alight, but they were working with protection services to establish the exact cause of the fire.  Mofokeng said that the station had been brought to a standstill and that trains were not moving, but that they hoped to recover the site by Tuesday afternoon.  The first reports about the fire were apparently received at 10:00 and it was extinguished by 11:45.  This was the latest in a number of recent train-related fires.  A week ago, a train was set alight in Cape Town.  On 28 September, there were three separate train fires in the Mother City and, on 21 September, angry commuters in Umlazi in Durban set fire to cars when trains were running late.

  • A short report with video by Riaan Grobler is at News24

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