25 injured in Mpumalanga mass collision

2015-08-16 17:22
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Johannesburg - 25 people suffered minor to moderate injuries when around 16 vehicles, including a truck, collided on the N4 near the Wonderfontein petrol station in Mpumpalanga on Sunday afternoon, paramedics said.

"ER24 paramedics, along with other services, responded to the scene and found the entire highway blocked by numerous wrecked vehicles," ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said.

"It is understood heavy smoke from the nearby veld fire was one of the main causes of the collision."

On scene, paramedics found 25 people from various vehicles had sustained injuries from minor to moderate.

"Fortunately no one had sustained any serious injuries. The patients were treated for their injuries and thereafter transported to various hospitals for urgent treatment," Meiring said.

"Local authorities were on scene to close the highway for safety and for further investigations."

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