Six killed in Krugersdorp accident

2015-06-14 20:52
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Durban - Six people were killed in a horror accident in which two cars collided on the N14 in the vicinity of Krugersdorp on Sunday night.

Paramedics reported that among the dead was a child.

Netcare911 spokesperson Chris Botha said that the crash occurred 12km from Krugersdorp.

“Netcare911 paramedics and their rescue unit arrived at the scene and found the roadway obstructed with accident debris and the twisted frames of the vehicles.”

“One of the cars was engulfed by flames with three people still trapped in the wreckage. Others had been flung from the wreckage and two people remained trapped within the second car which had not caught fire,” he said.

Botha said that medics sprang to action and initiated care, finding that three of the injured were in a critical state.

“Three people sustained life-threatening injuries while one was in a serious condition. After paramedics stabilised the injured at the scene they transported them to various hospitals for the care that they required.”

“The cause of the accident and preceding events will remain a subject for police investigation and comment,” he said.

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