Man dies in Mossel Bay truck fire

2015-04-09 13:03
The scene after a truck burst into flames on Robertson Pass in Mossel Bay. (ER24)

The scene after a truck burst into flames on Robertson Pass in Mossel Bay. (ER24)

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Mossel Bay - A man died and another suffered minor injuries on Thursday morning when a truck burst into flames on Robertson Pass in Mossel Bay, in the Western Cape, paramedics said.

"ER24 paramedics, along with fire services, arrived on the scene and found the heavy truck lying on its side over the entire road. The vehicle was fully engulfed in flames," said ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring.

"Fire services managed to extinguish the blaze in a 15 minute operation."

On assessment, paramedics discovered the man's body lying in the driver’s seat of the truck.

"Unfortunately the man had already succumbed to his fatal injuries. The passenger in the truck sustained minor injuries, but declined further treatment."

The cause of the accident was unknown.

Police were investigating.

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