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Two killed as fuel tanker explodes on the N3

Two people were killed and seven others injured when a burning truck collided with various other vehicles on the N3 near Pietermaritzburg on Monday afternoon‚ ER24 reported.

The truck allegedly lost control and collided with at least three construction vehicles on the road as that part of the N3 is undergoing road maintenance.

The N3 south bound‚ near the Peter Brown off ramp outside Pietermaritzburg‚ was closed after the crash at about 3pm on Monday.

When ER24 paramedics arrived on scene they found that one person was already dead with extreme burn wounds.

Two other patients has sustained critical injuries with their bodies completely covered in second degree burn wounds. These patient were placed on ventilators and rushed to hospital for urgent treatment.

The remaining patients sustained serious to moderate injuries including burn wounds and fractures and were treated and transported by ER24 and other services to nearby hospitals for further treatment.

Another deceased patient was then found in one of the construction vehicles by rescue services.

Source: Citizen

Read the Full Story Here: http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2016/04/25/Two-killed-and-seven-injured-when-fuel-tanker-explodes

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