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Second hijacker found dead near the scene of foiled N3 truck hijacking

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The body count in the foiled truck hijacking on the N3 near Heidelberg earlier on Wednesday morning has risen to 2 after the body of a second alleged hijacker was found not far from the scene of the crime.

SA Trucker reported earlier that a suspect was shot and killed by a truck driver after he attempted to hijack him.

It has now emerged that his accomplice, who initially escaped from the scene, succumbed to injuries sustained in the shooting.

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According to Heidelberg Times, the second hijacker’s body was discovered just off the R550 (Kliprivier Road) a short while ago.

The two suspects were shot by a truck driver during an attempted hijacking.

Read also: 4 killed, 18 injured in fuel tanker and Eldo Coaches bus crash near East London

Police investigations are continuing to confirm whether the two incidents are definitely related.

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