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newsIOL News reports that a worker was killed and a second man injured after a sandbank collapsed onto them in Mount Road, in Amanzimtoti, south of Durban on Monday.

The patient suffered a heart attack and died at the scene, paramedics said. The men were apparently working at a construction site when the sandbank collapsed. ALS Paramedics spokesperson, Garrith Jamieson said both men were severely trapped, with one of the men sustaining critical injuries. Paramedics and firefighters worked to free the men using spades and other tools. “Once freed, one of the men went into a state of cardiac arrest, and paramedics from Netcare911 and ALS Paramedics attempted to resuscitate the man, however, after a lengthy process, the man was declared deceased on scene," Jamieson explained. The man is believed to be in his 30s. Jamieson said the second man, once freed, had sustained minor injuries and refused further treatment.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Se-Anne Rall at IOL News
  • See too, Man killed by collapsing sandbank in Amanzimtoti, at The Witness

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