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Two critically injured in Bethlehem plane crash

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Paramedics arrived to find the two men had sustained numerous burn wounds over most of their bodies, leaving them in a serious condition.

Picture: Sizwe Ndingane

Two men were left were left critically injured this morning following a light aircraft crash at an airfield in Bethlehem in the Free State.

ER24 paramedics, along with the Provincial Services, arrived on the scene to find the burning and smouldering wreckage of the aircraft in the field. Two men were found lying a short distance away after they had been helped by the community, Russel Meiring from ER 24 said.

“Paramedics assessed the two men and found that they had sustained numerous burn wounds over most of their bodies, leaving them in a serious condition,” Meiring added.

He said the patients were treated for their injuries and provided with advanced life support interventions. “Once treated, they were transported by ER24 and Provincial Services to Mediclinic Hoogland for further treatment.”

The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.