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13-Year-Old Boy Killed In Tragic Rubbish Truck Incident In South Australia

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13-Year-Old Boy Killed In Tragic Rubbish Truck Incident In South Australia

A 13-year-old boy has tragically died after falling asleep inside a dumpster in South Australia.

The teen was with an 11-year-old and a 12-year-old when they jumped inside the big industrial skip in Port Lincoln last night.

Waste management workers emptied the bin this morning at around 5:20.

The 13-year-old suffered serious injuries during this time and died as a result of his wounds.


One of the boys managed to escape before the bin was properly emptied while the other one avoided any injuries.

The truck driver operating the dumpster wasn't aware there were three boys inside when they started emptying it.

He's been described as 'extremely shaken' by the incident.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner and Safe Work South Australia has been notified about the incident and will start an investigation.


The area where the tragedy happened has been cordoned off as authorities continue to look into the matter.

Politicians have been shocked by what's occurred, with Adelaide MP Nat Cook calling it an 'absolute tragedy'.

South Australian Senator Justin Hanson added: "How could this happen?"

All the three boys are from Port Lincoln, which is a roughly seven hour drive from Adelaide's CBD.

Featured Image Credit: 10 News First

Topics: Australia

Stewart Perrie
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