Train kills couple having sex on tracks

Last updated 11:31 25/09/2008

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A couple who chose to have sex on rail tracks were killed by a freight train in South Africa.

The train driver saw the couple from a distance and repeatedly hooted "but they continued with their business" last Friday, Superintendent Abie Khoabane told South African newspaper, Sowetan.

Police identified the couple as Mduduzi Michael Bandezi, 28, and Sibongile Radebe, 25, the paper said.

Mr Bandezi died immediately while Ms Radebe died later at hospital, Superintendent Khoabane said.

Mr Bandezi's half-naked body was found with a condom still on, Sowetan said.

The pair had been having sex at an unused railway station. But the railway lines were still occasionally used by goods trains, the paper said.

The unmanned station was known to be a haven for sex workers, the paper said.

"The spot was littered with scores of used condoms when police arrived at the scene of the gruesome death of an alleged prostitute and her client on Friday night," the paper said.

Mr Bandezi and Ms Radebe had met that night at a local tavern, Superintendent Khoabane said.

About 11pm, Mr Bandezi's brother reportedly told him that it was time to leave the pub, but Mr Bandezi's replied that he had some business to finish, before leaving with Ms Radebe.

 

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