Prison staff killed, injured in crash

2015-02-19 00:00

ONE person died following an accident ­involving a Correctional Services vehicle ­yesterday afternoon.

The minibus was carrying 15 correctional service employees from New Hanover prison when it overturned and rolled down an ­embankment in Kranskop.

Police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane said one of the employees died on scene.

ER24 spokesperson Paul Knoesen said two of the passengers were in a critical condition and five were serious, while the rest sustained minor to moderate injuries.

He said all the patients were taken to the Pietermaritzburg Medicinic for further treatment.

The circumstances surrounding the accident are being investigated and a case of culpable homicide has been opened for investigation by Kranskop police.

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