Another resident hit and killed by train in Heidedal


The South African Police Services in Bloemfontien has appealed to pedestrians to be cautious and observant when crossing railway lines, after a man was killed by a train at a level crossing in Heidedal, Bloemfontein.

On Wednesday morning, 11 January 2023 at around 07:30, the Heidedal police received a call about the train accident near the East End Industrial Park.

According to a statement from the SAPS Provincial Commissioner in the Free State, members of the community found the “dismembered body of a male in his mid-40s who was wearing a black jersey with white stripes”. A case of culpable homicide for further investigation has since been opened.

“The victim is unknown, and we are pleading with the community nearby to assist in identifying the deceased to contact Heidedal Station Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Pule, on 071-606-5715.”

Compiled by Gypseenia Lion