Durban - A person was killed and another was critically injured when a truck caught fire on the N2 between Kokstad and Mount Ayliff, KwaZulu-Natal emergency medical services said on Wednesday.
Spokesperson Robert McKenzie said in a statement that paramedics were alerted to the fire at around midnight.
"The preceding events and the circumstances resulting in the truck catching fire were a mystery to the paramedics when they arrived on the scene, which was in the border area of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape," he said.
Local residents pulled the critically injured patient from the burning truck before paramedics arrived.
A second person was declared dead on the scene.
Police would investigate the cause of the fire, McKenzie said.