12AUG

[PIETERMARITZBURG] – Man struck-and-killed by falling tree.

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A man, believed to be 33-years-old, was killed this morning when he was struck by a falling tree on an estate in Baynesfield, outside Pietermaritzburg.

ER24 medics arrived on the scene and found that the man had been loaded into a truck and brought to the main building.

On assessment, medics found that the man had sustained a serious head injury and showed no signs of life. Unfortunately, nothing could be done for him and he was declared dead.

It is understood that the men had been cutting down a tree when he was struck on the head.

The incident was reported to the local authorities.

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