SEVEN people were killed and 30 were injured in a multiple vehicle collision on the N3 Johannesburg-bound carriageway in the Hidcote KZN Midlands region yesterday.
Robert Mckenzie, spokesperson for the KZN Emergency Medical Services, said the collision occurred just before 4pm and involved a bus, four cars, a truck and a tanker carrying a hazardous substance. Some of the vehicles caught alight after the collision. He said 30 patients with injuries ranging from minor to serious were treated at the scene and transported to hospital. He said the seven fatalities were all from one vehicle, a bakkie, which was between the bus and tanker. Mckenzie said the bodies were discovered only after most of the fire had been extinguished.