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Confirmed: Another train torched at Cape Town train station

Another train has been torched, officials confirm.

cape town train fire

Photo: @Leiladougan / Twitter

The City of Cape Town has confirmed that a day after the fires of three burning carriages were doused, another train has been torched at the Cape Town train station.

What caused the fire at Cape Town train station?

On Wednesday afternoon, concerned Capetonians took to Twitter to share images of what looks like a column of black smoke departing from the central bowl station.

According to Ward 54 councillor, Nicola Jowell, the source of the cloud of black smoke that has been permeating from the station was a train on fire.

At this point, it is not entirely clear if this is related, at all, to the three train carriages that caught fire on Tuesday evening

“Fire and rescue is on the scene” – City of Cape Town

Responding to the reports, the City replied to one of the tweets, stating that Fire and Rescue services have been dispatched to the train station to ascertain deal with the situation.

Earlier, we reported that on Tuesday evening, law enforcement and rescue officials had cleared up the scene at one of the station’s platforms where a train had seemingly caught on fire out of the blue.

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The police confirmed that at least three carriages were burned, and no injuries have since been reported from the incident.

Due to the history of arson on the Cape Town trains, the matter is being handled as a possible arson attack.

How many trains have been torched in 2019?

This makes it the fifth locomotive that has been torched so far in 2019.

Three of those have occurred in Cape Town, and so far, only one suspect has been held in custody for allegedly vandalising and burning trains.

This is a developing story that will be updated with more news as it trickles in.