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Riaan van Zyl
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16 Jan 2017
5:05 pm

Update: MMC to investigate empty fire truck in West Rand accident

Riaan van Zyl

A woman perished in one of the burning vehicles after another vehicle had veered into the oncoming traffic.

Friday's horror accident. (Photo: Supplied)

Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Public Safety Michael Sun has launched an investigation into allegations that a fire truck arrived without water at Friday morning’s horror accident on Christiaan de Wet Road, Roodepoort Record reports.

According to the department’s spokesperson, Virgil James, they received a preliminary explanation, saying that when the fire station received the call they were not told that a vehicle was on fire and therefore only sent out a rescue truck. Only when they arrived on the scene and saw the burning vehicles did they call for a fire truck to be dispatched.

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James went on to say though that Sun was still waiting for “final clarity” before the matter was closed.

A woman perished in one of the burning vehicles after another vehicle had veered into the oncoming traffic and collided head-on with the vehicle she was travelling in. Both vehicles caught fire. Five other people were injured.

– Caxton News Service

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