2 killed, 18 injured as train hits minibus

2013-11-25 08:32

Two people were killed and 18 others injured when a train hit a minibus on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast.

“A minibus had left the roadway and plunged down an embankment and landed on a railway track. The minibus was then struck by a train,” Netcare 911 spokeswoman Santi Steinmann said today.

The accident happened last night on the N2 north bound at the Shakas Rock off-ramp.

“Two people tragically lost their lives, two people were found in a critical condition and 16 people sustained serious injuries.”

“The injured people were treated on scene before they were transported to hospital for further medical care,” said Steinmann.

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