Truck set alight on N3 highway

2012-05-31 08:02
Johannesburg - A truck was set alight on the N3 at the Pelser bridge following unrest in the Somalia informal settlement near Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni metro police said on Thursday.

The R103 between Barry Marais and Pelser Roads was barricaded by a burning Toyota Tazz, foreign objects and burning tyres on Wednesday night, Inspector Kobeli Mokheseng said.

"[A man] alleges that, as he was travelling on the N3 freeway direction south by the Pelser Bridge, he slowed down and came to a halt, due to burning tyres and loose stones barricading the freeway.

"As he [got out of] his truck, he was greeted by flying objects before he abandoned his vehicle and ran for his life," said Mokheseng.

The truck was set alight by unknown people and goods valued at R300 000 were damaged.

As police were trying to clear the scene they heard gun shots from the informal settlement, said Mokheseng.

The N3 towards Durban was partially closed.

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