DURBAN – Train commuters in parts of KwaZulu-Natal will be stranded for at least five days following infrastructure damage caused by Tuesday’s devastating storm.
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) said at least 17 trains are stuck outside depots and stations.
Several power lines, rail tracks and station roofs have been destroyed.
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Recent upgrades to train infrastructure will have to be re-done, which could cost billions of rand.
The storm killed at least eight people while injuring several more.
Monday’s storm in Johannesburg also left at least five people dead and damaged hundreds of properties.
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