1 dead as tree falls onto prefab building

2017-01-30 22:04
A tree fell on a prefabricated building in Kriel, Mpumalanga, killing 1 person and injuring 3. (Supplied)

A tree fell on a prefabricated building in Kriel, Mpumalanga, killing 1 person and injuring 3. (Supplied)

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Cape Town – One person was killed and three others sustained minor injuries on Monday afternoon when a tree fell onto a prefabricated building in Kriel, Mpumalanga, paramedics said.

ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said a woman, believed to be in her early thirties, died in the incident.

Vermaak said the woman was found in the building and there was nothing paramedics could do for her. She was declared dead on the scene.

Three other people, who were found outside the building, sustained minor scrapes and bruises.

They were taken to a nearby hospital for medical attention.

The circumstances surrounding the incident are not yet known, however, it is understood that the tree fell over during a storm in the area.

Police are investigating.

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