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WATCH | Man dies in hospital after his truck is petrol bombed in Alberton

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A truck driver who was admitted to hospital on Wednesday evening with severe burn injuries after his truck was allegedly petrol-bombed near South African Breweries (SAB) premises in Alberton, east of Johannesburg died a few hours after admission.

The City of Ekurhuleni Disaster and Emergency Management Services (DEMS) fire and rescue team responded swiftly to the call, with a team of 10 firefighters and two fire engines from the Thokoza Fire Station.

DEMS district manager media liaison William Ntladi told SA Trucker in a statement that one trailer of the truck was severely damaged and added that the cause of the fire is still unknown.

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The severely injured truck driver was stabilised by paramedics on site before being transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Read also: Trucker dies 8 months after petrol bomb attack

Sadly, the man passed on just hours after being admitted.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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