Kimberley – A man was cut in half after he apparently jumped from a bridge in front of an oncoming train on the N12 towards Johannesburg on Wednesay afternoon.

The train, which was transporting manganese, was forced to come to an abrubt stop following the incident which occurred just before 2pm.

The upper part of the deceased’s body was lying next to the train tracks, covered with a space blanket, while the bottom half could be seen under the train.

The front of train came to a stop approximately 400 metres from the point of impact, where the body was found. The deceased was wearing a black and white striped T-shirt at the time of the incident.

Police officers had to direct traffic away from the scene as motorists on the bridge stopped to get a view of what was happening on the train tracks below.

The deceased has not been identified yet.


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