An arson case is under investigation after 24 train wagons were set on fire at the Bloemfontein train station.
Police spokesman Brig. Motantsi Makhele says that an employee of Prasa saw that smoke was coming out of a bunch of train cars standing next to the train track around 2.30pm on Saturday. He went to investigate and found 24 burning train wagons. Each one of the wagons is about R4 million work.
According to Makhele, the cause of the fire is still being investigated, but it has already been established that there was no fuel or electricity supply in the wagons.
A Prasa spokeswoman could not be reached for comment this morning.