Kloof man survives trench collapse

2017-03-14 06:04
PKOTO: ER24 & ANDREAS MATHIOSA man was trapped for over five hours in a trench at a residential property in Kloof on Thursday. 

PKOTO: ER24 & ANDREAS MATHIOSA man was trapped for over five hours in a trench at a residential property in Kloof on Thursday. 

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

AMAN was trapped for over five hours in a trench at a residential property in Kloof on Thursday.
According to SA Community Crime Watch Steven King, rescue personnel were called out to the scene shortly after the incident occured.

"When paramedics arrived they found the man trapped under soil luckily his neck and head were still visible so he was able to breathe," said King.

ER24 paramedics were on scene and called for further resources and specialised rescue services to assist with the rescue. 

The fire department, the police and other role players worked tirelessly on the scene to stabilise the ground and free the man.

"The trapped gentleman was freed just around 8pm on Thursday after hours of tireless work from the rescue party. It was a sigh of relieve when he was finally freed. 

"Well done to all involved - ER24, Netcare 911, SAPS Rescue,Gillitts Fire Department and Rescuetech as well as DUT," added King.


- Supplied.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

/News
 

10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham

Here are just ten of our favourite plus-sized models:

 
 

You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content these holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
How to open a beer bottle without an opener
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.