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Two dead – 18 injured in Gauteng car crashes

August 20 – Two people died and 18 others were injured in two separate road accidents in Gauteng on Friday night. Photo: ER24

Two people died and 18 others were injured in two separate road accidents in Gauteng, paramedics said on Saturday. The first incident between a minibus taxi and a car took place late on Friday night at the corner of Hendrik Potgieter and Rhinoceros roads in Roodepoort, ER24 spokesperson Chitra Bodasing …

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Taxi overturns injuring 16 in Vanderbijlpark

Taxi overturns injuring 16 in Vanderbijlpark. Photo ER24

16 people were injured this morning after their taxi overturned on the N1 south-bound highway near the R57 turnoff in Vanderbijlpark. ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 08h06 and found the taxi parked on the side of the road. Paramedics noticed that one of the rear wheels of the …

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Delivery van and car collide injuring two, Blairgowrie

Delivery van and car collide injuring two, Blairgowrie. Photo courtesy of ER24

Two people were injured early this morning after a collision between a delivery van and light motor vehicle on the corners of standard and Conrad in Blairgowrie, Johannesburg. ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene to find both the light motor vehicle and delivery van parked on the side of the …

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Man killed in Carletonville collision

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A man was found with fatal injuries after his vehicle overturned several times on the N12 in Carletonville last night. Shortly after 8pm last night, paramedics arrived on the scene where they found the damaged vehicle on an embankment at the side of the road. The fatally injured man was …

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Man critical after vehicle splits in half during collision

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A man, believed to be in his thirties, is in a critical condition after his car collided with a tree along Frikkie Meyer Boulevard in Vanderbijlpark. At approximately 1pm yesterday afternoon, paramedics from ER24 and local government emergency services arrived on the scene where they found the vehicle split in …

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Tony Hawk flies in to open new skate school in Jhb

Photo of Skateistan South Africa Youth Leader Lucky skating at the newly opened Skate School in New Doornfontein. Photo: Facebook/Skateistan South Africa/Ayanda

Skateistan, an NGO which uses skateboarding as a tool to empower low-income and at risk young people, announced the completion of its Skate School in New Doornfontein. Skateistan has been active in Johannesburg from 2014, providing programs from locations and with partner organisations. Their Skate School will attempt to reach …

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6 die after fire breaks out at a Gauteng nature reserve

Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve

Six people died from burn wounds after fire broke out at Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve near Heidelberg, the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said on Thursday. The fire broke out on Monday trapping grass cutters who were working in the nature reserve. “Internal and external teams were activated to …

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Two trucks collide injuring 5, Jet Park

Two trucks collide injuring 5, Jet Park

Five people were injured this morning, two seriously, after two trucks collided head-on at the Jet Park and Main Road intersection in Jet Park, east of Johannesburg. ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene and found the trucks lying in the middle of the road. Both trucks …

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