7 killed in multi-vehicle Blood River crash

2017-02-25 13:29
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Durban – Two teenagers were among the seven people killed in a multi-vehicle pile-up between Dundee and Vryheid in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday morning, KwaZulu-Natal emergency services said.

The accident happened when an SUV, a sedan and a truck collided just after 07:00 on the R34 near Blood River, said EMS spokesperson Robert Mckenzie.

At least one person was seriously injured in the crash.

The cause was not immediately known.

Further afield, two men were killed and five others injured in a head-on collision on the N12 approximately 18km outside Potchefstroom on Friday night.

ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said a driver and a passenger were already dead by the time paramedics arrived, but the five other people were treated on the scene and rushed to Potchefstroom Provincial Hospital.

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