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Fleeing bag snatcher killed by train as he runs from mob

The man's body was found scattered across the railway line along with the stolen bag

A fleeing bag snatcher was killed when he was hit by a train on Thursday afternoon.

The accident happened close to the Pretoria Road and CR Swart Drive intersection.

According to reports the man was apparently fleeing from a mob of angry residents after grabbing a woman’s bag in town.

According to EMS spokesman, Vincent Khoza, the man could have been between 25 and 30 years of age.

“The community members chased him down Pretoria Road to the railway line where he met his untimely death,” said Khoza.

One railway line had to be closed as the remains of the man’s body could not be removed until Metrorail had concluded its investigation.

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