Two people have been killed and several others injured when a truck and a bus collided on the R34 John Ross Highway at the eSikhawini intersection this Monday morning, October 4th.

KwaZulu Private Ambulance Service responded to the accident on John Ross highway between Richards Bay and Empangeni.

When emergency services arrived they found that a truck and bus had collided, causing both vehicles to leave the highway and go down an embankment.

Paramedics quickly assessed the scene and found 1 patient sustained critical injuries, 9 patients sustained serious injuries, 5 patients sustained minor injuries.

Sadly 2 patients had sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to their injuries before emergency services arrived.

The patients were treated on scene before being transported to hospital for further treatment.

The cause of the collision is not known but authorities are investigating.

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