Train-surfing raises concerns for PRASA

Train-surfing raises concerns for PRASA

As a KZN family tries to absorb the news that their child has died the Passenger Rail Agency says it's concerned its train surfing warnings are falling on deaf ears. 

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The 16-year-old boy was electrocuted at Umgeni Railway Station at the weekend. His body was recovered from the top of a train. 

READ: Boy, 16, fatally electrocuted apparently while train-surfing at Durban station

PRASA's Zama Nomnganga says they have run several safety awareness campaigns to warn people about the dangers of train surfing.


"It seems as if it's not a concern for them because what they do now, they have competition on who is the best surfer and also have groups amongst themselves."

"At the end of the day, they will lose lives, and it will affect their own families."  

PRASA says anyone caught train surfing will be handed over to the police.

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