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News 24 South Africa
Elderly man killed in KZN farm attempted murder suicidebadly wounded in an apparent case of attempted murder-suicide on a farm in Rich
Elderly man killed in KZN farm attempted murder suicide
News 24 South Africa / Posted 4 hours ago
badly wounded in an apparent case of attempted murder-suicide on a farm in Richmond near Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday. ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics had rushed to the farm house, which is located a short distance from a rural... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Attackers tie up KZN farm couplerobbery was opened at Nottingham Road for investigation and no arrests have bee
Attackers tie up KZN farm couple
News 24 South Africa / Posted 4 hours ago
robbery was opened at Nottingham Road for investigation and no arrests have been made,” Gwala said. In a statement by ER24 yesterday, spokesperson Chitra Bodasing said paramedics were met by police officers at the house, who took them through... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Teen beggar shot deadis what we call a transverse gunshot wound, where the bullet probably penetrate
Teen beggar shot dead
News 24 South Africa / Posted yesterday
is what we call a transverse gunshot wound, where the bullet probably penetrated both lungs and the heart,” said ER24 spokesperson and paramedic Andrew Rogers. It is believed the teenager is well-known in the Sanctuary Road area and is... Read more
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iol.co.za
Chaos after fatal smash on N4 highwayvehicle he was travelling in was severely damaged at the front while the two tr
Chaos after fatal smash on N4 highway
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
vehicle he was travelling in was severely damaged at the front while the two traffic vehicles were moderately damaged. ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said that when the paramedics and metro police arrived, both sides of the highway had been... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Schoolkids injured after bakkie hits robotER24 paramedics said the driver of the bakkie lost control and hit a the traffi
Schoolkids injured after bakkie hits robot
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted yesterday
ER24 paramedics said the driver of the bakkie lost control and hit a the traffic light on Edenvale road in Pietermaritzburg‚ KwaZula-Natal. ER24 said they the found children sitting on the pavement. "Upon assessment of the children - understood to... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Picture: Woman motorist ends up under truck - and survivesER24 paramedics were called out to the Vandyksdrift Road in Witank‚ Mpumalanga.
Picture: Woman motorist ends up under truck - and survives
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 2 days ago
ER24 paramedics were called out to the Vandyksdrift Road in Witank‚ Mpumalanga. The front of her car was found crushed under the back of the truck. "ER24 paramedics assessed the light motor vehicle driver‚ who was found walking around the scene‚... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
N4 near Cullinan blocked after fatal crashER24 paramedics‚ along with Tshwane Metro Services‚ arrived on the scene and fo
N4 near Cullinan blocked after fatal crash
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 2 days ago
ER24 paramedics‚ along with Tshwane Metro Services‚ arrived on the scene and found most of the highway blocked due to the vehicles lying on both sides of the highway. According to paramedics‚ a car collided with a stationary bakkie in the emergency... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Pregnant woman among 2 dead in KZN crashR617 on the outskirts of Pietermaritzburg on Monday morning claimed the lives o
Pregnant woman among 2 dead in KZN crash
News 24 South Africa / Posted 2 days ago
R617 on the outskirts of Pietermaritzburg on Monday morning claimed the lives of two people, including a pregnant woman. ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics who rushed to the scene had found the mangled wreckage of two cars in the... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
One killed‚ 15 injured in accident involving two taxis and carSunday afternoon when two taxis and a light motor vehicle collided on the R55 i
One killed‚ 15 injured in accident involving two taxis and car
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 3 days ago
Sunday afternoon when two taxis and a light motor vehicle collided on the R55 in Waterfall‚ Johannesburg‚ paramedics said. ER24 paramedics‚ along with other services‚ arrived on the scene to find all three vehicles on the side of the road. “One of... Read more
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iol.co.za
Cyclist killed on Sir Lowry's Pass in an apparent hit-and-runhit-and-run accident on Sir Lowry's Pass in Gordon's Bay, Cape Town, on Sunday
Cyclist killed on Sir Lowry's Pass in an apparent hit-and-run
iol.co.za / Posted 3 days ago
hit-and-run accident on Sir Lowry's Pass in Gordon's Bay, Cape Town, on Sunday morning, Western Cape paramedics said. “ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene and found the patient in the middle of the lane. Another ambulance service was already... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Boy, 13, gunned down in alleged confrontationif the boy was shot in self-defence, but the suspect is due to appear in Pieter
Boy, 13, gunned down in alleged confrontation
News 24 South Africa / Posted 3 days ago
if the boy was shot in self-defence, but the suspect is due to appear in Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday. ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said in a statement that upon arrival paramedics found the boy lying in the middle of the... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Two killed in head on collisionKaveel Singh, News24 ER24 (Picture: Supplied) Durban – Two men were killed on
Two killed in head on collision
News 24 South Africa / Posted 4 days ago
Kaveel Singh, News24 ER24 (Picture: Supplied) Durban – Two men were killed on Saturday when a bakkie and truck collided head-on on the R33 in Albert Falls, KwaZulu-Natal. ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics arrived on the scene in the... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Two men drown in the Vaal Riverunderstood the police's search and rescue teams pulled their bodies from the wa
Two men drown in the Vaal River
Eye Witness News / Posted 4 days ago
understood the police's search and rescue teams pulled their bodies from the water after being reported missing. ER24’s Russel Meiring said, “Upon arrival we were ushered down to the banks where the two bodies laid in the water. We... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Bakkie and truck collide‚ killing two in KZN“ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene in the early hours of the morning. A truc
Bakkie and truck collide‚ killing two in KZN
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 4 days ago
“ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene in the early hours of the morning. A truck and bakkie sat on the side of the road‚ both sustaining heavy damage. “On inspection‚ paramedics found the bodies of two men lying a few metres away from the bakkie‚”... Read more
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iol.co.za
Man dies, three injured as refuse truck overturnstruck overturned on Dirkie Uys Street in Somerset West, Cape Town, on Friday af
Man dies, three injured as refuse truck overturns
iol.co.za / Posted 4 days ago
truck overturned on Dirkie Uys Street in Somerset West, Cape Town, on Friday afternoon, Western Cape paramedics said. ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene and found a large refuse truck lying on its side in the... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Bee attack puts KZN gardener in hospitalman‚ in his 20s‚ was working in a residential garden in Cowies Hill‚ near Pinet
Bee attack puts KZN gardener in hospital
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 4 days ago
man‚ in his 20s‚ was working in a residential garden in Cowies Hill‚ near Pinetown‚ when the swarm of bees attacked him. ER24 said its paramedics found that "the man had sustained numerous stings over most of his body". They removed the stings... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Municipal worker killed as refuse truck overturnssaid. The 20-year-old man was found a few metres from the truck, which was on
Municipal worker killed as refuse truck overturns
News 24 South Africa / Posted 4 days ago
said. The 20-year-old man was found a few metres from the truck, which was on its side in the middle of the road, ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said. The driver apparently lost control of the vehicle and it overturned. The three... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
34 people hit by suspected chlorine gas leak in Cape Townthe parks department building on the corner of Fritz Sonnenberg and Beach roads
34 people hit by suspected chlorine gas leak in Cape Town
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 5 days ago
the parks department building on the corner of Fritz Sonnenberg and Beach roads was evacuated by hazmat teams. Picture ER24 At about 9am‚ people reported the smell of chlorine in the area‚ and a short while later paramedics attended to at... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Emergency services respond to gas leak in Sea Pointpeople have been taken to the New Somerset Hospital for treatment while eight o
Emergency services respond to gas leak in Sea Point
Eye Witness News / Posted 5 days ago
people have been taken to the New Somerset Hospital for treatment while eight other people are being treated at the scene. ER24's Werner Vermaak says, "Three people sustained shortness of breath. They were treated at the scene and taken to the New... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
15 injured after taxi rolls near Mamelodiinjured in a collision between a bus and a taxi on the R513 just outside Pretor
15 injured after taxi rolls near Mamelodi
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 7 days ago
injured in a collision between a bus and a taxi on the R513 just outside Pretoria‚ north of Mamelodi‚ early on Wednesday. ER24 paramedics and other emergency services who arrived at the scene found that the taxi had rolled. “Patients were lying... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Cape cop, his dog, Molly, escape accident with minor injurieson scene, they found the police officer walking around and trying to extricate
Cape cop, his dog, Molly, escape accident with minor injuries
News 24 South Africa / Posted 7 days ago
on scene, they found the police officer walking around and trying to extricate his canine companion from the vehicle, said ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring. But the Border Collie was trapped inside. Meiring said the dog fortunately only had a... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Molly the collie rescued from wreckER24 said the canine was found lying trapped in a law enforcement vehicle when
Molly the collie rescued from wreck
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 8 days ago
ER24 said the canine was found lying trapped in a law enforcement vehicle when they arrived on the scene of an incident on the N7 in Milnerton. Her handler was trying‚ without success‚ to extract her from the vehicle on the side of the... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Homeowner sustains serious burns after gas heater explodesER24‚ along with Orange Fox Security and fire services‚ arrived on the scene to
Homeowner sustains serious burns after gas heater explodes
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 8 days ago
ER24‚ along with Orange Fox Security and fire services‚ arrived on the scene to find the house "well alight"‚ the paramedics firm said in a statement. The man had sustained serious burn wounds to his face and chest. He was treated and provided with... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
25 people injured in chemical spillER24 paramedics‚ along with provincial services‚ arrived on the scene at 8.30am
25 people injured in chemical spill
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 8 days ago
ER24 paramedics‚ along with provincial services‚ arrived on the scene at 8.30am after receiving reports of a number of patients experiencing breathing difficulties. The building had been evacuated. ER24 said in a statement that 25 people had... Read more
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iol.co.za
Man dies crossing flooded bridge on quad bikewhen he attempted to ride his quad bike across a flooded bridge on Eisenhower S
Man dies crossing flooded bridge on quad bike
iol.co.za / Posted 8 days ago
when he attempted to ride his quad bike across a flooded bridge on Eisenhower Street in Klipriver, outside Johannesburg, ER24 said in a statement on Tuesday. Russel Meiring, ER24 Spokesperson, said paramedics were called to the scene on Monday... Read more
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iol.co.za
Two injured in Durban protestsNo arrests have been made and no injuries were reported,” he said. At the prot
Two injured in Durban protests
iol.co.za / Posted 9 days ago
No arrests have been made and no injuries were reported,” he said. At the protests on the N2, two people were injured. ER24 spokesman Werner Vermaak said that there was a collision between two cars on the N2 when the drivers tried to avoid... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Service delivery protesters block major Durban routesinterchange were closed. Magudulela said police had used rubber bullets to dis
Service delivery protesters block major Durban routes
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 9 days ago
interchange were closed. Magudulela said police had used rubber bullets to disperse violent protesters. According to ER24‚ two people were injured during protest action in Lamontville. Paramedics had arrived on the scene after several... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Body found down embankment almost 24 hours after collisionER24 paramedics said the body of the man‚ believed to be 24 years old‚ was disc
Body found down embankment almost 24 hours after collision
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 10 days ago
ER24 paramedics said the body of the man‚ believed to be 24 years old‚ was discovered by a construction worker about 100 metres down an embankment along the N3 in Townhill near Pietermaritzburg in Kwazulu-Natal on Saturday afternoon. The previous... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
One killed‚ 14 injured in Newlands collision“Shortly after 8am this morning‚ paramedics from ER24 and other services arrive
One killed‚ 14 injured in Newlands collision
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 11 days ago
“Shortly after 8am this morning‚ paramedics from ER24 and other services arrived on the corners of Main and Plantation Roads in Newlands where they found a taxi wedged into the side of the Polo. One person was still trapped in the Polo and had to be... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
9 injured in Pietermaritzurg taxi accidentwere injured when a taxi they were travelling in overturned on Old Greytown Roa
9 injured in Pietermaritzurg taxi accident
News 24 South Africa / Posted 11 days ago
were injured when a taxi they were travelling in overturned on Old Greytown Road in Pietermaritzburg, paramedics said. ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said paramedics arrived on the scene where they found the taxi standing on its wheels in the... Read more
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iol.co.za
Vehicle bursts into flames, 1 deadon the R544 opposite Van Dyk’s Drift mine in Witbank, Mpumalanga, and burst int
Vehicle bursts into flames, 1 dead
iol.co.za / Posted 11 days ago
on the R544 opposite Van Dyk’s Drift mine in Witbank, Mpumalanga, and burst into flames, paramedics said on Saturday. ER24 paramedics and the local fire service arrived on the scene at about 8.30pm on Friday night and found a panel van on the... Read more
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iol.co.za
One dead, 14 injured in Joburg crashJohannesburg, on Saturday morning, Gauteng paramedics said. “Shortly after 8am
One dead, 14 injured in Joburg crash
iol.co.za / Posted 11 days ago
Johannesburg, on Saturday morning, Gauteng paramedics said. “Shortly after 8am this morning [Saturday], paramedics from ER24 and other services arrived on the corner of Main and Plantation roads in Newlands where they found a taxi wedged into... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Homeless woman goes into labour under N2 bridge in CTunder N2 bridge in CT Fire & Rescue services was sent to assist, and both moth
Homeless woman goes into labour under N2 bridge in CT
Eye Witness News / Posted 12 days ago
under N2 bridge in CT Fire & Rescue services was sent to assist, and both mother and baby are doing fine. Picture: @ER24EMS. CAPE TOWN – ER24 paramedics have had their hands full this morning responding to two road accidents and assisting a... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Homeless woman gives birth to baby in freaky circumstancesincidents took place where the N2 and M3 meet‚ in Cape Town‚ at approximately t
Homeless woman gives birth to baby in freaky circumstances
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 12 days ago
incidents took place where the N2 and M3 meet‚ in Cape Town‚ at approximately the same time this morning‚ according to ER24 paramedics. The mother and the newborn are now safe in the care of a city hospital. Describing how their morning got... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Toxic acid truck crash closes Durban roadWim Pretorius, News24 ER24 (Picture: Supplied) Durban – A Durban road was clo
Toxic acid truck crash closes Durban road
News 24 South Africa / Posted 12 days ago
Wim Pretorius, News24 ER24 (Picture: Supplied) Durban – A Durban road was closed on Thursday night following a crash involving a truck carrying hydrochloric acid. - Were you there? Send us your eyewitness accounts and photos. ER24 spokesperson,... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Dog survives after being dragged 50m under cara car in Bloemfontein after it ran in front of the vehicle, apparently after be
Dog survives after being dragged 50m under car
News 24 South Africa / Posted 12 days ago
a car in Bloemfontein after it ran in front of the vehicle, apparently after being frightened by lightning. According to ER24 spokesperson, Chitra Bodasing, their Bloemfontein branch manager, Lucas Bezuidenhout, was contacted on Thursday evening... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Man killed in Western Cape plane crashWestern Cape on Wednesday, paramedics said. The plane left a trail of debris a
Man killed in Western Cape plane crash
News 24 South Africa / Posted 13 days ago
Western Cape on Wednesday, paramedics said. The plane left a trail of debris as it slid along the ground after crashing, ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said. The pilot's body was found some distance from the aircraft. The cause of the crash... Read more
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iol.co.za
Pilot killed in ligh aircraft crashwas killed when his light aircraft crashed in a game reserve in the Herbersdale
Pilot killed in ligh aircraft crash
iol.co.za / Posted 13 days ago
was killed when his light aircraft crashed in a game reserve in the Herbersdale area near Mossel Bay in the Western Cape, ER24 said in a statement on Wednesday. ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said the crash happened on Wednesday morning. He... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Pilot dies in crash near Mossel Baya separate incident earlier, a light aircraft crashed in Midrand. The plane cr
Pilot dies in crash near Mossel Bay
Eye Witness News / Posted 14 days ago
a separate incident earlier, a light aircraft crashed in Midrand. The plane crash site in in Herbertsdale. Picture: @ER24EMS via Twitter. CAPE TOWN - One person has been killed after an airplane accident near Mossel Bay. The light aircraft... Read more
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Two injured in Midrand aircraft crashJohannesburg – Two men were lucky to survive with minor injuries after their ai
Two injured in Midrand aircraft crash
iol.co.za / Posted 14 days ago
Johannesburg – Two men were lucky to survive with minor injuries after their aircraft crashed in Midrand early Wednesday, ER24 reported. “Shortly before 4am paramedics from ER24 arrived on the scene near Kruger Avenue where they found a small... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Men walk away after forced landing in Midrandsaid they had to make a forced landing after experiencing engine difficulties.
Men walk away after forced landing in Midrand
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 14 days ago
said they had to make a forced landing after experiencing engine difficulties. “Shortly before 4am‚ paramedics from ER24 arrived on the scene near Kruger Avenue‚ where they found a small aircraft lying upside-down in an open veld near the... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Two people survive Midrand aircraft crashMidrand on Wednesday morning, paramedics said. The aircraft was found lying up
Two people survive Midrand aircraft crash
News 24 South Africa / Posted 14 days ago
Midrand on Wednesday morning, paramedics said. The aircraft was found lying upside-down in an open veld near the airport, ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said. “Two men, believed to be in their early thirties, were found walking around scene,”... Read more
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Eye Witness News
2 injured following light aircraft crash in Midrandtwo people injured. Shortly before 4am this morning, paramedics arrived on the
2 injured following light aircraft crash in Midrand
Eye Witness News / Posted 14 days ago
two people injured. Shortly before 4am this morning, paramedics arrived on the scene near Kruger Avenue near the airport. ER24’s Werner Vermaak says, “They found a light aircraft upside-down lying in an open field near Grand Central Airport. The... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Scooter and pay loader accident claims 1 life in CTinjuries and died on the scene. One person died when scooter and payloader col
Scooter and pay loader accident claims 1 life in CT
Eye Witness News / Posted 15 days ago
injuries and died on the scene. One person died when scooter and payloader collided in Hanover Park. Picture: Twitter @ER24EMS. CAPE TOWN – A motorcyclist has died and several others treated for minor injuries after a scooter and a pay loader... Read more
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iol.co.za
Scores injured in Gauteng crashesaccident on Tuesday morning, 12 people were injured after a taxi landed in a di
Scores injured in Gauteng crashes
iol.co.za / Posted 15 days ago
accident on Tuesday morning, 12 people were injured after a taxi landed in a ditch next to the R511, north of Joburg. ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said: “Occupants from the taxi were found walking around on the scene.” “On assessment,... Read more
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iol.co.za
Woman hit and dragged by taxikilled on Tuesday morning after she was hit and dragged by a taxi on Yellow Str
Woman hit and dragged by taxi
iol.co.za / Posted 15 days ago
killed on Tuesday morning after she was hit and dragged by a taxi on Yellow Street in Ezakeni Industrial area in Ladysmith, ER24 paramedics said. ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said that paramedics were alerted of the tragic incident by a local... Read more
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iol.co.za
Man killed in horror bakkie collision- A 48-year-old man was killed Monday morning after his bakkie rolled multiple
Man killed in horror bakkie collision
iol.co.za / Posted 16 days ago
- A 48-year-old man was killed Monday morning after his bakkie rolled multiple times on Thabo Mbeki Drive in Potchefstroom, ER24 said. Russel Meiring, ER24 spokesperson, said paramedics received the emergency call at 09h15 and immediately... Read more
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iol.co.za
Two dead after truck crashes off bridgeriver in Diepsloot. A second body of a man was later found in the overturned t
Two dead after truck crashes off bridge
iol.co.za / Posted 16 days ago
river in Diepsloot. A second body of a man was later found in the overturned truck that crashed off the R114 in Diepsloot, ER24 said on Monday. Russel Meiring, ER24 spokesperson, said paramedics, along with fire and rescue teams, arrived on the... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
North West crash leaves one man deadVentersdorp, North West, on Wednesday night. Three cars were involved in the c
North West crash leaves one man dead
News 24 South Africa / Posted 16 days ago
Ventersdorp, North West, on Wednesday night. Three cars were involved in the collision, about 28km before Potchefstroom, ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said. Paramedics arrived on the scene shortly before midnight. “The 30-year-old man was... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Two die as truck crashes off bridge into riverJohannesburg, and fell into a river on Monday morning, paramedics said. The tr
Two die as truck crashes off bridge into river
News 24 South Africa / Posted 16 days ago
Johannesburg, and fell into a river on Monday morning, paramedics said. The truck landed on its roof in the river, ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said. The driver and another man were trapped in the vehicle and died on the scene. The... Read more
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