The Mercury



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.

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Picture: KZN EMS

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