Investigation launched into fuel tanker derailment

28 May 2021 | Accidents

ELLANIE SMIT

WINDHOEK

TransNamib has launched an investigation into the cause of the derailment of nine fuel tankers near Brakwater on Tuesday.

The company further confirmed that the railway line damaged during the derailment has been restored.

TransNamib spokesperson Abigail Raubenheimer said the railway line has been operational since 19:00 on Wednesday evening.

Residents on the northern outskirts of Windhoek were shocked by several explosions on Tuesday morning after the fuel tankers of a TransNamib train caught fire.

The incident took place at around 10:00 at the depot of WP Transport at Brakwater near the turn-off to Döbra when the fuel tankers derailed and caught fire. By 16:00, the fire had been extinguished, and no one was injured.

Clearing up

Raubenheimer said the railway operator is in the process of clearing the salvage at the site of the incident.

“We would again like to express our sincerest gratitude to the emergency services teams, the fire brigade, the police as well as the TransNamib teams who assisted in extinguishing the fire and their support towards getting the line operational again.”

She added that they are also in the process of determining the cost of the damage to the company’s rolling stock. “We sincerely apologise to all affected by this incident,” she said.

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