A male resident of Emfuleni, Gauteng, has died in what is believed to be a freak accident.
Municipal spokesperson Stanley Gaba explained that the man, hired by a local company, was driving a tractor, cutting grass at Caravan Park in Vanderbijlpark, when suddenly one of the vehicle’s tyres exploded.
It is alleged that the labourer received critical injuries as a result and passed away prior to the ambulance appearance.
“Further investigations by the police, the labour department and Emfuleni Local Municipality are under way to determine the cause of the accident and loss of life,” Gaba said.
He also added that authorities sent condolences to the family and relatives of the deceased.