20 Oct 2017, Copesville: A House was completely destroyed and flattened when a Truck crashed into a house in Copesville on Friday morning. Ward councillor Spha Madlala rushed out of his home in Copesville‚ Pietermaritzburg‚ when he heard a massive crashing sound.
“We heard the children crying‚” said Madlala‚ who is a paramedic by training. “They were under the bricks.”
Fortunately‚ the four children – who were home alone because their father had gone to work – were spared because a cavity had miraculously formed around them.
“There was a small hole. We pulled each of them out‚” Madlala said.
Four children, ages 4 - 15, was pulled from the rubble and miraculously survived. The truck driver suffered multiple injuries and he was transported to hospital in a serious condition.