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Driver Dies After Falling Off His Truck in Lichtenburg

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In a sorrowful incident on Tuesday afternoon near Lafarge in Lichtenburg, a truck driver met a tragic end after falling from his vehicle.

Police, responding to calls from passersby, arrived at the scene to find the driver in a pool of blood beside his truck.

According to initial reports from the police, the driver, whose identity has yet to be disclosed pending notification of next of kin, fell headfirst from above his trailer.

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The impact of the fall, which occurred on the tar surface of the road, was severe enough to result in his immediate death.

A truck driver who came across the scene described it as a distressing sight.

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The truck was reportedly stationary at the time of the incident, leading to speculation about the circumstances under which the driver fell.

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Police have launched an investigation to determine the exact cause of the fall and resultant death.

As the police continue their investigation, the incident serves as a stark reminder of the dangers truck drivers face in their line of work. Further details will be released as the investigation progresses.

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