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A male was killed by a train at a level crossing

HEIDEDAL – A pedestrian was hit and killed by a train on a level crossing near Heidedal in Bloemfontein.

On Wednesday, 11 January 2023 at about 07:30, Heidedal police received a call about a train accident near East-end Industrial Park. On arrival, members found the dismembered body of a male in his mid-40s who was wearing a black jersey with white stripes. Heidedal police have opened a case of culpable homicide for further investigation.

An appeal is made to pedestrians to be observant while crossing the railway lines. Cross railroad tracks only at designated pedestrian or roadway crossings and obey all warning signs and signals. Always stop, look both ways, and listen for trains before crossing the tracks.

The victim, who is in his mid-40s is unknown, and police are pleading with the community nearby to assist in identifying the deceased. Anyone with information can contact Heidedal Station Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Pule on 0716065715.

Source: South African Police Service