20+ vehicles hit by tanker in Alberton

2014-10-14 09:17
A photo from the crash scene shows the destruction caused by the tanker. (ER24, Twitter)

A photo from the crash scene shows the destruction caused by the tanker. (ER24, Twitter)

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Johannesburg - More than 20 vehicles were hit by a petrol tanker which went out of control on the N12 in Alberton on Tuesday morning, paramedics said.

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"A petrol tanker lost control heading down the N12 near Voortrekker Road in Alberton," ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said.

"He collided with multiple vehicles. ER24 as well as other medical services have begun treating the injured.

ER24 tweeted that there were “numerous fatalities". A medical services official put the figure at two thus far.

Netcare911 spokesperson Santi Steinmann said one critically injured patient was airlifted to hospital.

Steinman told News24 that 20-30 patients were being treated.

It was believed the accident happened around 07:30.

Ekurhuleni metro police were not immediately available for comment.

Motorists were warned to avoid the highway at all costs as it was closed and rather use alternative routes.

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