Johannesburg - A woman in her 30s is in a critical condition after she was trapped in a trench in Actonville, Benoni, for about three hours on Monday, paramedics said.
ER24 spokesperson Annine Siddall said that paramedics arrived at the scene at around 4pm, and found the woman who had been digging the trench trapped under the soil.
"Later fire and rescue personnel freed the woman but hostile community members caused a secondary collapse of the trench and the woman was trapped for about another hour. Once she was freed again, she was transported to Sunshine Hospital for further medical care," Siddall said.
Siddall said the cause of the accident was not known and would be investigated by local authorities who were on the scene.
African News Agency