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newsNews24 reports that a truck assistant suffered burn wounds to his face and hands after a bread truck was petrol-bombed near Strand on Saturday.  

Three unknown men approached the truck while it was waiting for the traffic lights to turn green, threw the petrol bomb and then ran away.  A team of 12 firefighters responded in two fire engines and a rescue vehicle at 13:30 to the burning truck on the corners of the N2 and Onverwacht Street in Lwandle.  They treated the man for his burn wounds and he was then transported to a nearby hospital.  This was the second incident of a truck being petrol-bombed in the area in less than a week.  On Wednesday, a truck driver broke his collarbone after fleeing from a truck that was petrol-bombed.  A video shows two truck drivers sitting inside a stationary truck when the petrol bomb was thrown.  Both men fled from the truck, which was at a red light on Broadlands Road in Somerset West.  Western Cape trucks have increasingly become the targets of suspected criminal activity this year.

  • Read the full original of the above report by Tammy Petersen and Ntwaagae Seleka at News24
  • Read too, Driver flees as delivery truck is petrol bombed at traffic light in Cape Town, at News24

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