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Barricades 'maliciously' removed before police van nosedived on flood-damaged road

28 April 2022 - 12:12
Two police officers were injured and have been hospitalised when their vehicle crashed on the unstable R102 in KwaDukuza, north of Durban.
Two police officers were injured and have been hospitalised when their vehicle crashed on the unstable R102 in KwaDukuza, north of Durban.
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Concrete barricades placed on the unstable R102 in KwaDukuza, north of Durban, were allegedly “maliciously” removed before a police vehicle nosedived into the gap.

Two police officers were injured and hospitalised.

Ward councillor Jack Abrahams told TimesLIVE on Thursday the concrete barriers had been thrown into a stream.

The provincial transport department erected the barricades as the stretch of road was “dangerous” because it had been damaged by the floods.

“We heard that someone actually came in at night with a tractor and removed the barricades,” said Abrahams.

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KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Const Thenjiswa Ngcobo confirmed that a police van crashed on the road at 5am on Tuesday.

“Two police officers sustained injuries and were taken to hospital for medical attention. A case of reckless or negligent driving was opened at Tongaat police station for investigation.”

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