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[DIEPKLOOF] Three buried under truck – miraculous escape

In a miraculous escape, three people sustained minor to moderate injuries after a truck lost its load and tipped over onto their vehicle on the N12 in Diepkloof this morning.

When ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene shortly after 08h00, they found only the front part of the vehicle sticking out from under the trailer. It was found that three people were entrapped in the vehicle. ER24 as well as the City of JHB Fire started with the extrication process that took more than an hour. Once the patients were freed, they were assessed and found to have sustained minor to moderate injuries.

ER24, and another medical service at the scene, treated them before transporting the patients to hospital for further medical care.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are not known to our paramedics, but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.