Couple hit by train at crossing

Comment on this story
IOL pic july9 South Africa Train Crash Associated Press File photo

Cape Town - A Saturday night out turned into tragedy when a young Cape couple were hit by a train as they headed to an evening function.

Metrorail spokeswoman Riana Scott said the deaths occurred at a farm crossing between Vlottenberg and Stellenbosch while the couple were en route to the farm.

“The train driver suffered from shock and has been sent for medical assessment.

The 11 passengers on board were transported by bus to Bellville,” Scott said.

The crossing is either near to, or the same site, where Dr Henry Wiggins died on his way to his best friend, former Springbok great Dawie Snyman.

The victims were identified as first-year Maties students Christiaan Schultz of Somerset West and Lezaan van Niekerk of Springbok.

Cape Argus

sign up

Comment Guidelines

  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

  5. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles. You are only required to verify your email address once to have full access to commenting on articles. For more information please read our comment guidelines