National 2.8.2016 04:08 pm

Mechanic killed in freak accident

Paramedics and other relevant authorities at the scene of the incident.

Paramedics and other relevant authorities at the scene of the incident.

Paramedics arrived at the scene and found the man still trapped under the truck.

A mechanic in his 20s has been killed while working on a truck in Clare Estate, in KwaZulu-Natal earlier today.

Rescue Care and EMRS paramedics found the man was still trapped under the truck, Rising Sun Overport reported.

Sydenham SAPS were also at the scene and will be investigating further.

It is believed that while carrying out his duties, the truck rolled back on top of the man.

The Durban Fire Department used hydraulic equipment to lift the truck up in order to free the trapped victim.

Unfortunately, due to the severity of his injuries, the man died before the arrival of paramedics.

He was declared dead at the scene. Sydenham SAPS were also at the scene and will be investigating further.

– Caxton News Service

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