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2016-02-11 06:00

Accident claims one

A driver was killed and one person injured when the vehicle they were travelling in veered off the road and overturned on Wednesday morning.

Reaction Unit Head Prem Balram said medics were dispatched to the accident on Inanda main road and found the vehicle overturned near Trenance Park.

“A male driver and female occupant were ejected from the vehicle and were found lying a few metres away,” said Balram.

“Paramedics treated the female and transported her to Osindesweni Hospital.”

Balram said the driver was declared dead on the scene a short while later.

“According to a witness, the driver of the speeding vehicle lost control, crossed over on to the oncoming lane and climbed a steep embankment and somersaulted several times,” said Balram.

House robbery

An elderly couple in La Mercy was robbed of R60000 worth of jewellery and R3000 cash by three armed men at the weekend.

Tongaat SAPS communications officer Warrant Officer Manisha Maharaj-Marie said the husband heard noises outside their home and when he went outside to investigate he saw 3 men who asked him about buying alluminium doors.

“When he said no and turned around they jumped over the wall and hit him on the head with a gun,” said Maharaj-Marie.

The armed men went into the house and robbed the couple of their valuables and fled. A case of house robbery is being investigated.

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