7 dead in railway collision in CPT

Seven people have been killed on a level crossing in Cape Town.

Metrorail believes a fatal collissoin at Butskopp in Blackheath was down to human error.

In 2010, 10 school children died in a train collision at the same level crossing.

Eyewitness News reporter Shamiela Fisher has more on the story.

Only the front section of the Toyota bakkie could be seen standing meters behind and that is all that is left of this vehicle.

Shamiela Fisher, EWN reporter

From what we understand, the train was oncoming, a taxi went over the level crossing and the bakkie tried to do the same but could not get away in time.

Shamiela Fisher, EWN reporter

Metrorail was saying an investigation will be launched but it believes it was purely a human error.

Shamiela Fisher, EWN reporter

Residents are claiming there has been problem with the boom gates this week.

Shamiela Fisher, EWN reporter

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