At least six children killed in PMB crash

By Drum Digital
28 January 2015

At least six children were killed when a bakkie overturned on Edendale Road, Pietermaritzburg, on Wednesday, paramedics said.

ER24 spokesman Pieter Rossouw put the number of dead at six, while Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha said seven children were killed. Rossouw said it appeared the bakkie veered off the road and crashed into a fence and a house. "The collision killed six children under the age of 13 and left 18 others injured," he said.  

Of the injured, seven were critical, nine sustained moderate injuries and two had minor injuries.

Botha said: "After triaging the injured, medics found that seven children tragically died due to the extensive injuries that they sustained, while 15 others sustained injuries ranging from critical to serious".

The cause of the accident would be investigated.


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