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Tractor Crashes Construction Worker

Netcare 911 said the driver of the construction vehicle lost control while ascending an embankment, resulting in a rollover. Image: Netcare911
Netcare 911 said the driver of the construction vehicle lost control while ascending an embankment, resulting in a rollover. Image: Netcare911

A construction worker was left in critical condition after being crushed by a tractor in eThekwini on Wednesday morning, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said the driver of the construction vehicle lost control while ascending an embankment, causing the vehicle to roll over.

“The man sustained serious injuries when the heavy machinery rolled over him, crushing him in the process,” Herbst said.

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The incident happened at a construction site in Wyebank, northwest of Durban.

Herbst said the man was airlifted to hospital.

In Other News:

POLICE in Bulawayo are investigating the murder of a 25-year-old student from Esigodini Agricultural College in Matabeleland South who was knifed to death on Sunday and his body was left covered with shrubs.

The deceased’s body was discovered on Monday morning on the side of a road in Worringham suburb in Bulawayo.

The victim was knifed in the back and left thigh before being covered with shrubs.

Bulawayo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube said the deceased was discovered by his friend.

“Police in Bulawayo are investigating a murder case which occurred in Worringham suburb on June 6, 2021. The deceased is a male adult aged 25 years of Worringham suburb, and a student at Esigodini Agricultural College. His killer is unknown,” said Insp Ncube.

He said the deceased had gone to play social soccer in Famona earlier in the day with his friends and was last heard of at Mac’s Garage where he intended to board vehicles plying the route to his home. Read More>>>

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