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free stateNews24 reports that one person was killed and eight emergency responders were injured on Tuesday when a truck crashed into their vehicles while they were tending to an earlier car accident scene.  

Free State Department of Police, Roads and Transport spokesperson Hillary Mophethe confirmed the incident, saying the emergency personnel had responded to an accident on the N1, roughly 60km outside of Kroonstad, at around 12:30.  The first accident, in which a truck collided with a light motor vehicle, left two dead.  Roughly an hour after they arrived on the scene, emergency responders were the victims of the second accident.  "It is alleged that an over-speeding truck from the direction of Kroonstad [ran] over [a] traffic vehicle with blue lights on and also the South African Police Service (SAPS) vehicle, a tow truck, two vehicles from fire brigade and a truck that was on the accident scene," said Mophethe.  She added that no provincial government staff members were killed, and that the body, discovered later in the day during recovery operations, was believed to be that of a Sanral official.  

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Nicole McCain at News24


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