[TZANEEN] – Five-vehicle collision leaves several injured.

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Several people were left injured this morning, two of them critically, following a five-vehicle collision on the R71 outside of Tzaneen in Limpopo.

ER24 paramedics, along with several other services, arrived on the scene at 07h00 to find the three light motor vehicle, taxi and truck in the middle of the road.

On closer inspection, paramedics found a man and woman lying trapped inside a light motor vehicle, which was crushed against the front of the truck. Both the man and the woman were found to be in a critical condition.

Rescue Services had to use specialized equipment to free the two patients, an operation lasting over an hour.

Once freed, paramedics treated the two and provided them with advanced life support interventions. Once treated, the patients were transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment.

Several other patients were treated and transported by various services to nearby provincial hospitals for further care.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

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