CAPE TOWN – A man has died after being electrocuted at Philippi train station.
Authorities, including police and paramedics, are on the scene.
The man was on the roof of a train coach when he was electrocuted.
Standing near the body of the man who was electrocuted, train driver Vuyo Jaxa explains what happened.
“I was in front and when I stopped the train I saw a group of people at Philippi station shouting that there’s a fire on top of the train.”
Trains have been delayed due to the tragedy.
Many commuters aren’t sure where or when to catch a train.
While authorities investigate, hundreds of commuters have little choice but to stay on the platform, with some crossing the train lines.