Man drowns after accidentally driving truck into Durban harbour

12 February 2019 - 10:54 By SUTHENTIRA GOVENDER
A driver was offloading a vehicle from a ship at the Durban harbour this morning, and as he reversed he accidentally drove into the water and drowned.
A driver was offloading a vehicle from a ship at the Durban harbour this morning, and as he reversed he accidentally drove into the water and drowned.
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A man met a watery death after he accidentally reversed a truck he was offloading from a ship into the Durban harbour on Tuesday.

National police spokesperson Lt-Col Katlego Mogale told TimesLIVE that incident occurred in the early morning.

"It is alleged that a few hours ago, workers were removing a vehicle from the vessel and as the driver reversed, he accidentally drove into water and drowned."

Mogale said a search-and-rescue team was summoned to the scene.

"Minutes later the body of the driver was recovered. An inquest docket will be opened."

"Police are still at the scene," said Mogale.


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