VIEW | KZN man saves woman from fiery truck crash, 2 injured | TBEN

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  • Two people were injured in an accident in which a truck exploded.
  • The accident happened Monday morning on the R34 between Vryheid and Ulundi in KwaZulu-Natal.
  • According to the ambulance service, the two injured have been identified as a truck driver and traffic officer.

Two people were injured Monday when a fire engulfed their vehicles following an accident.

The incident took place on the R34 between Vryheid and Ulundi in KwaZulu-Natal when a truck crashed into an accident site with an overturned truck and exploded.

Video circulating on social media, filmed by a driver behind the vehicles, shows a truck on its side after an accident.

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At the scene, people can be seen siphoning gasoline from the overturned truck, while officers direct traffic around it.

In the footage, a minibus taxi, two vehicles and the second truck overtake the overturned truck when suddenly there is an explosion and a huge fireball.

People and traffic wardens see them fleeing for their lives.

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A man runs to a cuppa to get a woman to safety.

According to Robert Mckenzie, spokesman for the local Emergency Medical Services, the incident took place near Ulundi.

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“There was a primary crash that involved a truck that saw it roll over. Before the secondary crash, the truck crashed at that scene.

“Six vehicles were involved in the crash and only two people were injured, including a truck driver and the other, I understand the other was a traffic officer working on the scene,” Mckenzie said.

The cause of the incident is unknown, but he added that no one was killed.

This incident follows almost three days after Friday’s horrific truck accident that killed 21 people.

Nineteen students were among the dead after the truck collided with a bakkie on the N2 near Pongola in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Mckenzie previously told TBEN that the students were between the ages of five and 12.

He said the students were being transported home from school.

Acting Prime Minister Nomagugu Simelane expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and wished the injured a speedy recovery.


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