farming thumb medium80 84The New Age reports that a Free State farmworker died and seven others sustained moderate to minor injuries after falling from a truck on Monday morning.  

According to emergency services, the incident happened around 7:30 as farmworkers were being transported to a farm on Klein road, Bohlokong in Bethlehem.  It is believed that the farmworkers were standing at the back of the truck when parts of the vehicle’s upper structure gave way.  At least eight of the workers fell off the truck while it was moving.

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