A 23-year-old woman and her four-year-old child were killed in a murder-suicide at the Kopanong railway station in Tembisa yesterday morning, North Rand police said.
"It is alleged that the woman saw the train approaching and jumped in front of it with her child," said police spokesman Cynthia Kleinhans.
She said their names could not be released because family members had not yet been informed of the deaths.
Police were still interviewing witnesses at the scene, Kleinhans said.
A case of murder would be opened for investigation. - Sapa