Teenagers arrested following train station fire

Two teenagers found themselves in cuffs in connection with a blaze that destroyed 18 carriages at Cape Town Train Station.

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The fire that was started on 28 November and caused the temporary shutdown of the station.

Authorities reviewed the CCTV footage which led to the arrest.

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Police Minister Bheki Cele confirmed the arrests.

“We have two people arrested for the arson,” he said.

Police spokesperson Novela Potelwa said: “We can confirm that two teenagers were arrested by our detectives following the release of the CCTV footage and pictures of the alleged arsonists behind the torching of 18 train carriages at Cape Town Train Station.”