- A train carrying 40 wagons of grain derailed near Matolong village in Taung
- Moments after the accident, locals came with buckets to take their share of grain
- While some condemned the community for looting, others found it funny that the report stated the train "lost its balance"
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On Thursday morning, the Intelligence Bureau SA reported that a train carrying 40 wagons of grain derailed near Matolong village in Taung.
According to the post, the cause of the accident was that the train "lost balance". Shortly after the wagons tipped over, community members saw an opportunity to score grain.
However, the post revealed the grain had been treated with fertilisers and poisons and should not be consumed by people.
The post read:
"Members of the community members have looted the train for grain.The grain is treated with fertilisers and poisons and not fit for human consumption. Community members are requested to not eat is, as it will make you sick."
Take a look at the post below:
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Social media users focused on different aspects of the story - some commented on the looters while others found it hilarious that a train "lost its balance".
Mlungisi Kelembe commented:
"Too late. Just warn the local hospitals, clinics and other facilities to brace themselves for massive visits from people sh**ting on themselves."
Cawekazi Jijana added:
"They will reap what they sow. If you steal, you reap the fruits of stealing. I will not feel sorry for anyone even if it happens that there is my family member."
Beryll Dodds wrote:
"A train... lost balance? Never in my life."
Ndumiso Gordon Sibiya said:
"Manna form heaven. Someone in that village was praying strong."
Ina Vrettas commented:
"The train lost its balance? More like 'tracks were stolen'."
Looting is a big issue in Mzansi and often occurs when a truck is overturned or a CIT heist. Briefly.co.za previously reported looters were caught on video stealing Smart TVs from trucks in the Western Cape.
It started out as a protest action before the community members decided to loot two trucks. Footage of the looting was posted on Twitter by Yusuf Abramjee and it shows looters getting away with various items, including expensive smart televisions.
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