Three females have drowned and two men of which one is in a critical condition and the other is in a serious condition after the vehicle they were travelling in crashed through the Armco barrier on Heibron road about 10km outside Sasol Berg into Suiker Bos river.
ER24 arrived on the scene to find the Sasol Berg Fire Department on the scene. They were taken to the location of the accident where a car had left the road and landed into the river. The car which was submerged under water, could only been seen by the roof sticking out from the road side. Three females who were found on the embankment, had already been declared deceased by emergency personnel. The two men of which one was in a critical condition was stabilised on the scene and transported to a nearby hospital for further medical treatment.
It is unclear what caused the driver to lose control and crash through the barrier but the necessary authorities were on the scene and would investigate the accident.