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Driver killed as tree crushes minibus


Isando – A man was killed and nine other people were injured when a large tree fell onto a minibus in Isando, Ekurhuleni, on Wednesday.

  ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics found three men trapped inside the front of the vehicle, while seven others were standing and seated near the vehicle.

  “Medics assessed the patients and found that the entrapped driver had sustained numerous injuries and showed no signs of life. The other two entrapped men were found in a critical condition, while seven other men sustained minor to moderate injuries,” Meiring said.

   He added that rescue personnel worked for about two hours, removing parts of the fallen tree until they freed the trapped men, and the injured were treated and taken to hospital.