Woman drowns as truck plunges into harbour

2013-07-20 22:58

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Johannesburg - A woman drowned when her truck plunged into the harbour in Durban on Saturday, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.

Transnet National Ports Authority contacted the NSRI around 11:30 after a container truck had driven off pier 102, NSRI Durban deputy station commander Andre Fletcher said.

Police and emergency services were already on-scene when the NSRI arrived.

After the truck had gone into the water two men believed to be port authority staff jumped into the water, said Fletcher.

The two men recovered the body of a 25-year-old woman, the only occupant of the container truck.

The woman was declared dead on the scene by paramedics and her body handed over to police forensic pathology services.

Police have opened an inquest docket.

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