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Update: Baby confirmed as third victim of Tongaat truck accident

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The death toll from this morning’s pedestrian accident in Tongaat has increased to three.

A woman and teenage girl thought to be her daughter were hit by a tipper truck near a taxi rank in the CBD this morning.

It’s understood they had been trying to cross the road when the were knocked over by the truck.

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IPSS Medical Rescue’s Paul Herbst says another body of a baby has since been found.

“Unfortunately, the trauma and deformity was so severe on the bodies – they were classified as dead. Later what was revealed is that underneath mom was a third victim – a baby that was found by the mortuary services,” he said.

Authorities are investigating the exact circumstances around the accident.

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