Sabotage derails train carrying coal to Richards Bay

 

News article: Sabotage derails train carrying coal to Richards Bay

South Africa’s rail, port and pipeline company, Transnet, confirmed the incident, noting that no injuries or fatalities had been reported.

  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
This is wanton vandalism to deliberately derail a coal train is not on.  The article only states harsh penalties other than

is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a period of imprisonment not exceeding 30 years
Somebody


but i reckon SA would take them behind the building and they would be no more.

What is not clear is why this was done?

Sabotage derails train carrying coal to Richards Bay

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  Big J Deputy Commissioner

Location: In Paradise
@jmt, do you have any further information on this?

JMT, has excellent contacts in the African rail scene.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
@jmt, do you have any further information on this?

JMT, has excellent contacts in the African rail scene.
Big J

https://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/vandalised-freight-line-reopened-after-six-years shows of another line which has been reopened after vandalism.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Two lines have been sabortabed this is no accident. What do they hope to gain ?

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