Ekurhuleni – Two men were killed immediately and four others were seriously injured when two trucks collided on the R550 at Kliprivier in Ekurhuleni, an official said of the city on Sunday.
"The call was received around [9pm] On Saturday night and the local emergency and emergency services (DEMS) rescue teams from Palm Ridge and Zonkizizwe fire stations both responded simultaneously to intervention, "said the spokesperson for Ekurhuleni DEMS, William Ntladi.
On arrival, two male passengers, one driver and one passenger, both from one truck, were declared dead on the spot by paramedics. Four others suffered critical injuries and then two of the wounded were brought to Sunshine and Linmed hospitals by air bridge respectively. The other two patients were taken to the Thelle Mogoerane Hospital by ambulance for further medical care.
"One of the deceased was still stuck in the wreck, and rescuers had to use jaws of their lives to restore the body for removal by forensic pathologists." The road had to be closed for the duration of the operation, indefinitely, and is still being investigated by the local law enforcement unit, "said Ntladi.
African news agency (ANA)