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Minibus falls on man

2012-02-01 23:07

Kimberley - A man was seriously injured when a minibus he was fixing fell onto him in Kimberley in the Northern Cape on Tuesday, paramedics said.

"The 35-year-old man was lying on his stomach underneath a jacked up minibus when it suddenly fell on him," ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser said.

Bystanders rushed to help the trapped man.

Visser said they used another jack to lift the vehicle off the man to remove him. He suffered back injuries, scrapes, and bruises and was stabilised on the scene.

"The full extent of the injuries can only be established after x-rays have been done," Visser said.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital.