Two people have been killed in a multiple vehicle collision which is alleged to have been caused by a hijacking gone wrong on the N5 at the Qwaqwa turn off near Harrismith.

Paramedics responded to reports of a collision on the N5, before the turning off to Qwa-Qwa near Harrismith involving four vehicles.

A witness who refused to be identified alleged that one of the vehicles involved had been hijacked so when the victim started fighting back, the vehicle lost control and collided with other vehicles.

Two trucks, a small car and a bus were involved in the crash.

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According to paramedics two people sustained fatal injuries and were declared dead on the scene. Two other patients sustained moderate injuries, they were attended to and transported to hospital.

Two killed in hijacking gone wrong crash on N5 near qwaqwa turn off

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