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At least one killed, 21 injured in M71 crash in Johannesburg

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A horrific pile-up occurred on Tuesday, 7 March, along the M71 road near the Juskei River in Johannesburg, South Africa, leaving at least one person dead and 21 others injured. The accident involved multiple vehicles, resulting in a mass casualty collision that required immediate medical attention. Paramedics from Emer-G-Med quickly responded to the scene, finding several commuters with critical injuries as reported by The South African.

According to Emer-G-Med spokesperson Kyle van Reenen, the situation was dire. “It was a devastating scene. There were several vehicles involved in the pile-up, and many commuters were injured,” he said. “Our paramedics worked tirelessly to provide medical assistance to those who needed it most.”

Despite the medical team’s best efforts, one person did not survive the crash. The exact cause of the pile-up is still under investigation, and authorities have yet to release further details.

The incident has caused widespread shock and sadness in the Johannesburg community, and people are being urged to take extra care when driving to avoid accidents. The M71 road has been closed to allow investigators to investigate and clear the area thoroughly.

In an unrelated incident on Monday, a truck driver lost control of his vehicle and caused a massive pile-up involving over 40 cars in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Fortunately, no fatalities were reported, and most injuries were minor.

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Our hearts go out to those affected by both accidents, and we hope those injured in the Johannesburg pile-up make a speedy recovery. It serves as a reminder of the importance of safe driving and adhering to traffic rules to prevent such tragedies from happening in the future.

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