2 killed in fire after truck crashes into contstruction vehicles

2016-04-25 18:13
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Durban – Two people were killed and at least seven others injured when a truck collided with construction vehicles, and caught fire, on the N3 near the Peter Brown off-ramp in Pietermaritzburg on Monday.

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ER24 spokesperson Pieter Rossouw said the truck allegedly lost control and collided with at least three construction vehicles. The N3 is currently undergoing maintenance.

"When ER24 paramedics arrived on scene they found that one person was already deceased, with extreme burn wounds. Two other patients sustained critical injuries with, their bodies completely covered in second degree burn wounds. These patients were placed on ventilators and rushed to Life Hilton Hospital by ER24 for urgent treatment."

According to Rossouw, another deceased patient was then found in one of the construction vehicles by rescue services.

"Sadly there was nothing paramedics could do for the patient and the patient was declared dead on the scene."

Rossouw said the remaining patients had sustained serious injuries, including burn wounds and fractures.

"They were treated and transported to nearby hospitals," he said.

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