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Victim loses his life after his truck landed in Durban Harbour

The police have issued a statement after the unfortunate death of a man in Durban Harbour.

Commenting on the incident, police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane, the body of Sifiso Dladla had to be recovered from 12 metres underwater.

Zwane said the heavy-duty truck “horse” had driven into the bay shortly after 8am.

41-year-old man died after his truck left the dock and landed in the Durban Harbour.

The incident took place near the M Shed.

Police Divers from Durban Search and Rescue along with Metro Police SAR, Life Response, Port Fire and Rescue and KZN EMRS were called out to assist.

“A dive operation was conducted and the driver recovered from the wreckage at a depth of 12m,” said Zwane.

Zwane said a second dive operation was conducted by the Police Divers to secure heavy-duty rigging to the truck.

“An Elcon Crane was used to hoist the truck to the surface and onto the Wharf side. An inquest docket was opened at  Maydon Wharf SAPS for investigation.”


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