2 killed as truck rolls down embankment

2015-01-12 07:07
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Polokwane - Two men died when their truck rolled down an embankment on the R81, 70km outside of Polokwane, on Sunday, paramedics said.

"When ER24 paramedics and rescue services arrived on scene, they found the large truck down a long embankment. It was apparent that the truck had rolled multiple times," said ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring.

"On closer inspection, paramedics discovered the two lifeless bodies trapped inside the truck. Unfortunately both men had succumbed to their injuries before the arrival of paramedics."

The Jaws-of-Life had to be used to free the two bodies.

The cause of the accident was not yet known.

Authorities were investigating.

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