One dead in tanker crash

2011-06-14 09:42

A man was killed when his bakkie collided head-on with a paraffin tanker on the N17, near Leslie in Mpumalanga, ER24 said.

The man died on impact at 9am today and was found dead in his car, spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said.

The driver of the tanker sustained minor injuries.

A specialised team dealing in hazardous material was called to secure the area and contain a paraffin spill.

Both lanes of the N17 highway would be closed until the spill was cleared, Jackson said. 

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