Man burnt with hot tar in Cape Town

2011-07-06 10:54
Johannesburg - A 49-year-old man was burnt with hot tar when he lost control of a truck carrying the substance in Cape Town on Wednesday, said paramedics.

"Blobs of hot tar spewed over the area," said ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser.

He said the man lost control of the tipper truck he was driving on Varkens Vlei road in Philippi when it experienced mechanical failure.

It veered off the road and overturned several times before coming to rest on its roof.

Visser said the man was treated at the scene for burns and broken arm before being taken to hospital.

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