Truck driver burnt to death

2015-07-27 14:27
Jaws-of-life had to be used to open up a truck that burst into flames. (Supplied, ER24)

Jaws-of-life had to be used to open up a truck that burst into flames. (Supplied, ER24)

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Pietermaritzburg - A man was killed when a truck burst into flames in Richmond outside Pietermaritzburg on Monday morning, paramedics said.

The driver crashed into a rock embankment on the R56, said ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring.

"ER24 paramedics were called to the scene and on their arrival they found a wreckage of a truck parked on the side of the road. The cargo of wooden beams were spread across the [road].

"When paramedics assessed the lone occupant, they found the man had already succumbed to his multiple fatal burn wounds. Nothing more could be done for the patient and he was declared dead," said Meiring.

"Fire services had to use the jaws-of-life equipment to free the trapped body."

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