Deceased of train accident not yet identified

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PHOTO: PIERCE VAN HEERDEN

The deceased man who was struck and killed by a goods train in Heidedal on 16 September 2019 has still not been identified. Bloemfontein Courant earlier reported that an unknown man was struck and killed by a train at railway line at Bloemfontein More Poort Railway in Mckenzie Road.

When Bloemfontein Courant arrived at the scene, body parts of the unknown individual could be seen scattered around the railway and under one of the wagons. According to police spokesperson, Ikobeng Hlubi, the case remains an inquest as registered originally and is still under investigation. “The Investigating Officer is following all possible means to identify the deceased,” Hlubi said.

In a previous article by Bloemfontein Courant Captain Ngakatau from the Heidedal Police station said that the case is being investigated and thus it cannot be confirmed if the incident was a suicide or not.

PIERCE VAN HEERDEN

Pierce@maharemg.co.za