Streaming issues? Report here
Just the Hits generic CapeTalk Just the Hits generic CapeTalk
Just the Hits
10:00 - 11:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Inside EWN
See full line-up
Just the Hits
10:00 - 11:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local

[VIDEO] Cars squashed as roof of Gauteng petrol station collapses amid storm

20 November 2020 3:46 PM
Tags:
Storm
Vereeniging
Roof collapse
Global petrol station

The roof of the Global petrol station in Vereeniging, Gauteng has collapsed due to a severe storm that hit the area on Friday afternoon.

Videos and pictures have been circulating on social media showing the roof collapsed onto minibus taxis, a car and a truck.

Two men sustained minor injuries, according to ER24.

The two patients were treated and thereafter transported to Kopanong Provincial Hospital for further medical care.

“Medics assessed the patients and found that two men, believed to be in their 20s, had sustained only minor injuries. Fortunately, no serious injuries or fatalities were found,” ER24 said in a statement.

At approximately 13h50, ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene to find that a roof of a service station had collapsed on a small bus, a taxi and a light motor vehicle. The drivers and passengers had taken refuge in the nearby shop.

ER24

It is believed that the heavy rains and hail played a contributing factor in the cause of the collapse.

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has warned that thundershowers can be expected across Gauteng on Friday afternoon.

Local authorities are on the scene investigating.


20 November 2020 3:46 PM
Tags:
Storm
Vereeniging
Roof collapse
Global petrol station

More from Local

philisa-abafazijpg

'This will become a sacred space' - Philisa Abafazi Bethu opens family centre

29 November 2020 10:31 AM

Community activist Lucinda Evans officially opened the doors of the Philisa Abafazi Bethu (PAB) Family Centre this week, bringing to life a decade-long dream.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Ntando Makhubela

Meet Ntando Makhubela, the inspiring student doctor who's fulfilling his dreams

28 November 2020 9:45 AM

From a petrol attendant to a medical student, Ntando Makhubela shares his story.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Person reading book or novel - lifestyle literature and stories 123rf

John Maytham's Weekly Book Review: 27 November 2020

27 November 2020 6:41 PM

Afternoon Drive host John Maytham reviews some of the books that he has read this week.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

tashas-inspired-book

Founder of popular restaurant chain Tashas releases new coffee table cookbook

27 November 2020 4:25 PM

"I never imagined that Tashas would be what it is today", says founder Natasha Sideris.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

190306coligny

Supreme Court of Appeal overturns convictions of duo in Coligny murder

27 November 2020 1:45 PM

Two men convicted of the murder of a 16-year-old boy in Coligny have had their convictions overturned by the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Dudu Myeni

Judge Zondo orders police to investigate Dudu Myeni

27 November 2020 1:15 PM

The Deputy Chief Justice is saying police must charge her if she broke the law, says EWN reporter Nthakoana Ngatane.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Ford Family 3

"Backdoor dealings" in Ford Kuga settlement, claims Reshall Jimmy's sister

27 November 2020 1:13 PM

The sister of Ford Kuga fire victim Reshall Jimmy claims there were some underhanded tactics involved in her brother's case.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

wedding-ring-band-vows-marriage-couple-matrimony-anniversary-123rf

Cape Town couple celebrate 70 years of marriage and share secret to wedded bliss

27 November 2020 10:45 AM

Dora Freeman (93), and Benjamin George Freeman (92) celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this week.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Covid-19-safety-protocols-temperature-check-digital-thermometer-mask-black-woman

Here's a look at where Covid-19 cases and deaths have risen in the Cape metro

27 November 2020 10:01 AM

There's been a 73% increase in new Covid-19 cases and a 28% increase in new Covid-19 deaths over the last seven days in the Cape metropole.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

ORTAMBO_0293

Motion of no confidence in President Ramaphosa: 'It’s about optics'

27 November 2020 9:24 AM

The African Transformation Movement's move against Ramaphosa is posturing ahead of the election in 2021, says Sanusha Naidoo.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward