When the train stopped, the next thing you knew, the whole thing was a ghost town

A train driver in South Africa was shocked to find that when he turned on the engine of his train, the carriages stopped and his passengers disappeared.

“It was just a big pile of dust,” said Tjibbe Njoro, who was travelling in a train to Johannesburg when he was startled to see a huge black object lying on the track.

He was left in a daze for several hours.

Train operator RailCorp South Africa says the incident is under investigation, but it’s not clear what caused the incident.

In the meantime, the train operator says it is still working to resolve the matter.

It’s unclear how the black object ended up on the tracks in the first place, but the railway is in the process of replacing it.

South African Railways says there are no safety concerns around the replacement.