Boy killed after trio sleeping in garbage bin were tipped into truck

A 13-year-old boy has been killed in a horror incident involving a garbage truck in South Australia.

Police have cordoned off an area in Port Lincoln this morning after a garbage truck collected an industrial bin with three young boys inside.

It’s understood the trio, aged 11, 12 and 13-years-old, were sleeping in the bin when it was emptied into a garbage truck.


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The 13-year-old suffered serious injuries in the incident and died at the scene.

While the two others were uninjured, including one who was able to get himself out of the truck.

The truck driver was reportedly completely unaware and is ‘extremely shaken by the incident’, SA Police report.

A report is now being prepared for the coroner, while SA Police and Safe Work SA are looking into the incident.

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