Three die Mpuma smash

Johannesburg - Three men died and two others were injured when two cars collided on the R510 near Malelane, Mpumalanga, paramedics said on Monday.

“On scene, ER24 paramedics found that three males in one of the vehicles had already succumbed to the fatal injuries they sustained,” said ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring.

File photo: Sizwe Ndingane. Credit: Independent Newspapers

“Provincial rescue service personnel used the Jaws of Life to free the two men who survived the collision from their vehicle.”

The two men were then immobilised on spine boards and treated for the moderate chest and leg injuries, before being taken to a nearby hospital for further treatment.

Meiring said the cause of the accident, which happened on Sunday evening, was not known.

Police were investigating. - Sapa