Taxi rolls, bus hits houses

2010-05-25 12:25

kalahari.com

Durban - Two people died and 44 were injured in two accidents in Durban on Tuesday morning, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics said.

“Two people were killed and 15 others were injured… when a minibus taxi overturned on the N3 west-bound carriageway near Paradise Valley in Pietermaritzburg,” said Netcare911 spokesperson Jeff Wicks.

The taxi rolled several times before stopping and leaning sideways.

ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said all occupants of the taxi were ejected from the vehicle when it rolled.

Traffic on the N3 between the M7 and Paradise Valley was heavily affected as some lanes were closed due to the accident at 08:00.

Bus crash

In another accident, 29 people were injured when the driver of a bus lost control of the vehicle and crashed into houses on Sibisi road in KwaMashu.

“It is alleged that the bus had been travelling west when the driver lost control of the coach which left the road and laid waste to several houses coming to rest in a property adjacent to the roadside,” said Wicks.

He said the injured passengers were found next to the road waiting for assistance.

“Traffic was severely affected because of the accidents. The injured were rushed to hospitals for further care,” said Wicks.

- SAPA

Read more on:    durban  |  pietermaritzburg  |  accidents
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 

Inside News24

 
/Movies
 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Wednesday Goodwood - 12:40 PM
    Road name: N7 Vanguard Drive Southbound
    DELAYS approaching Voortrekker Road
  • Wednesday Montague Gardens - 12:35 PM
    Road name: Montague Drive
    ROADWORKS - lane closures both directions for BRT lane construction - EXPECT DELAYS
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Deal of the Week!

Get bestselling John Green novels now just R99 each! Hurry and get yours while stocks last. Shop here.

Mind blowing deals on beauty & fragrances

Save up to 30% off beauty and fragrances. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB

There are no straight lines in nature. The Samsung  GALAXY...

From R3795.00

I'm shopping for:

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

It is always easier to look out and see what needs changing. Looking in is a lot harder... Today you may need to look at what...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.