Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Man killed, 19 hurt by falling tree

Bloemfontein -

A man was killed and another 19 injured when a tree fell on their truck in Bloemfontein on Tuesday afternoon, Free State paramedics said.

A 10-ton truck was travelling on Eeufees Road with 20 passengers at about 5pm when a tree by the roadside collapsed and fell onto the truck, said Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha.

Emergency workers arrived at the accident to find that a man had died from injuries suffered in the accident.

Another man was critically injured, eight were seriously injured and 10 people had minor injuries.

The injured were taken to various local hospitals.

- Sapa/IOL

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