Johannesburg - An 11-year-old boy was killed when he fell off the back of a heavy-duty tow truck in Muldersdrift on Wednesday, paramedics said.
Netcare 911 spokesperson Mark Stokoe said the boy fell under the wheels and was killed instantly.
"The truck was travelling on a sand road which was in fairly good condition. It is not known exactly how or why the boy fell."
The tow truck driver was the boy's father, said Stokoe.