South Africa 9.5.2016 12:49 pm

Two dead as truck lands in Jukskei

Emergency services workers attend to an accident scene after a truck crashed over a bridge killing the driver in Diepsloot, Johannesburg. PIC. Supplied ER24.

Emergency services workers attend to an accident scene after a truck crashed over a bridge killing the driver in Diepsloot, Johannesburg. PIC. Supplied ER24.

It is believed that the driver lost control of the truck, overturned and landed in the river.

A second body of a man has been found in the overturned truck that crashed off the R114 in Diepsloot, ER24 said on Monday.

Russel Meiring, ER24 spokesperson, said paramedics, along with fire and rescue teams, found the second body of a man trapped inside the cab of the truck.

In the initial report, Meiring said a driver was killed Monday morning after his truck crashed off the R114 bridge and fell into a river in Diepsloot.

He said paramedics, along with search and rescue, arrived on the scene and found a large truck lying on its roof in the river, just a few metres from the bank.

“On inspection, paramedics found the body of a male driver lying trapped inside the vehicle. Unfortunately, the man had already succumbed to his multiple, fatal injuries,” said Meiring.

Rescue services had to use the jaws-of-life equipment to free the man’s body from the vehicle.

Meiring said paramedics, along with search and rescue teams, carried on searching and eventually found the second body in the cab of the truck.

“Unfortunately, this man, too, had succumbed to his multiple injuries,” said Meiring.

Local authorities were on the scene investigating the cause of the crash.

 

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