Two men were left injured this morning when their truck was hit by a train while crossing tracks near a mine outside of Welkom in the Free State.

ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene to find the wrecked truck upside down on the tracks in front of the train.

Upon closer inspection, paramedics found two men trapped inside the truck.

Rescue Services had to use specialized equipment to free the men from the vehicle. Once freed, paramedics assessed the men and found that they had sustained moderate injuries.

The patients were treated for their injuries and they were transported to nearby hospitals by other services.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

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