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69 injured as tractor and trailer overturns in Pietermaritzburg

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69 people were injured when a tractor and trailer overturned on the D408 in Pietermaritzburg this morning.At approximately 8.30am, paramedics from ER24 and numerous other emergency services arrived on the scene where they found the occupants of the trailer with various injuries. Several of the injured were found lying near the trailer while some were standing around on scene. Five people sustained moderate injuries while 64 sustained minor injuries which include scrapes and bruises.

At approximately 8.30am, paramedics from ER24 and numerous other emergency services arrived on the scene where they found the occupants of the trailer with various injuries. Several of the injured were found lying near the trailer while some were standing around on scene. Five people sustained moderate injuries while 64 sustained minor injuries which include scrapes and bruises.The occupants were assessed and treated on the scene. They were triaged and later transported to a nearby hospital for further care.

The occupants were assessed and treated on the scene. They were triaged and later transported to a nearby hospital for further care.

Information indicated that no one sustained any serious or fatal injuries.

The exact circumstances of the incident are not yet known. However, it is understood that the driver of the tractor lost control over the vehicle while they were on their way to a local farm. Local authorities attended the scene.

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