IPSS Medical Rescue received reports of a truck that had overturned in Emona near Tongaat.

On arrival of paramedics it was established that a truck transporting sand had overturned and crashed into some informal dwellings resulting in one of the occupants of a home sustaining serious injuries. The man was rushed to hospital prior to arrival of emergency services.

A second man, who was also in one of the homes, was found to be trapped under the vehicle and buried in sand.

IPSS Medical Rescue alongside IPSS Search and Rescue, RUSA members and Tongaat Fire Department worked to dig the man out of the sand and extricate him from beneath the truck.

Sadly, the man has been declared deceased. Our sincere condolences go out to his friends and family.