Two dead as car rolls down cliff

2013-04-20 17:07
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Bloemfontein - Two people died and one was injured when a car veered off the road and rolled for about 40m down a cliff on the R712 near Golden Gate, outside Bethlehem in the Free State on Saturday, paramedics said.

"Paramedics arrived on the scene and found the vehicle down the embankment on its roof. High angle rescue techniques was set up for the paramedics to descend to the vehicle," ER 24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said.

"Once at the vehicle, paramedics found three people had been ejected from the vehicle of which two were underneath the car. Both patients underneath the car were females and both had sustained very traumatic and fatal injuries and were declared deceased on scene."

Banks said a man was found a few metres away, near the car and sustained traumatic injuries.

He was transported to a hospital for further medical treatment.

Banks said the cause of the accident would be investigated.
- SAPA
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