Cape Town - A train has caught fire near the Blackheath station in Cape Town, authorities confirmed on Monday night.
According to Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott, train number 3230 was Cape Town-bound from Strand when a fire was reported on board one motor coach.
The fire was reported between Melton Rose and Blackheath stations.
Scott said Metrorail response teams rushed to switch off the overhead electricity to enable firefighters to safely extinguish the fire. The fire was under control by approximately 7:50pm.
"Preliminary reports from the scene indicate two minor injuries sustained by commuters jumping from the train, both were treated on site," Scott said.