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newsANA reports that two truckers were injured on Tuesday, and four trucks were torched and six light motor vehicles were damaged, after an attack by what was alleged to be striking plastics industry employees.  

This happened in Steel Road in Spartan, Kempton Park.  Disaster & Emergency Management Services spokesperson William Ntladi said firefighters from the Kempton Park fire station responded to the scene at around 11.54am.  "A fleet of six fire engines, two Primary Response Vehicles and an Ambulance were on scene to facilitate necessary assistance.  [The] fire was extinguished and extensive damaged averted from other vehicles parked nearby."  He said the injured patients were transported by ambulance to hospital in Kempton Park for further medical care, while the scene was handed over to law enforcement unit on scene to conduct further investigations.

  • Read the original report by Lindi Masinga on this story in full at Independent News
  • See too, Four trucks set alight by protesters in Kempton Park, at The Citizen

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