Durban – Nine people have been killed in a collision involving five vehicles on R612 between Ixopo and Highflats in the Harry Gwala District in KwaZulu-Natal Midlands on Thursday morning.
Robert McKenzie, KZN EMS spokesperson, said the accident involved at least three trucks, a minibus and a bakkie.
He said nine people died at the scene and paramedics treated 12 others, many of whom are in critical conditions. They have been taken to hospital.
McKenzie said the scene was still active with extrication ongoing around 10am.
He added that the exact cause of the crash is not know at this stage but is being investigated by the police.
There has been a tragic crash on the R612 near Ixopo.
Sadly 9 people have sustained fatal injuries in a multiple vehicle crash. Paramedics have treated 12 patients at the scene.
The cause of the crash isn't known at this stage
— KZN EMS (@KZN_EMS) September 2, 2021