KZN student’s accident is a train smash for Prasa

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KZN student’s accident is a train smash for Prasa

She stepped off a train that was supposed to stop at a station but didn’t. Now rail authority has been found liable

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A KwaZulu-Natal student who stepped off a moving train after it failed to stop at her station has successfully sued the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) for damages.  

Gugu Ngcobo travelled daily by train from Ilfracombe, south of Durban, to the Congella station, and from there walked to the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN) Howard College campus.

However, on April 14 2015, the driver failed to stop at the station and, even though the train was still moving, Ngcobo stepped through an open carriage door and fell on to the platform, sustaining a serious blow to the head...

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