Man dies, 16 hurt in KZN crash

2014-03-31 07:49

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Durban - One man died and 16 others were injured in an accident on the R102 near Etete on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast on Sunday evening, paramedics said.

"Netcare 911 paramedics and the Kwa Dukuza fire department arrived at the scene and found some of the patients still trapped in the twisted frames of the vehicles," said Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha.

"After triaging the injured they found that a man tragically died due to the extensive injuries that he sustained, one person sustained critical injuries while 15 escaped with injuries ranging from serious to minor."

Fireman used the Jaws of Life to free trapped passengers, with paramedics treating the injured on the scene.

They were then taken to various hospitals in the area for treatment.

The cause of the accident was not known.

Police were investigating.

- SAPA
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