Nine killed in KZN accidents

2015-05-03 11:06


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Johannesburg - Nine people died and nearly 40 were injured in different accidents in KwaZulu-Natal, provincial emergency medical services said on Sunday.

Four people were killed when a bakkie carrying about 20 people overturned on a gravel road near Louwsburg, in the Zululand district, and another car drove into them, spokesperson Robert Mckenzie said in a statement.

All the accidents happened overnight. 

"Three of the patients were critically injured. A further 22 patients had sustained mostly serious injuries."

They were taken to Vryheid hospital.

Another bakkie overturned in the Hlazakazi area near Nqutu, killing three people. Three sustained life-threatening injuries and four minor injuries.

In Durban, one person was killed when a car crashed from one level of the EB Cloete interchange to another. 

Five people were seriously injured when a car crashed into a house on the R102 near the Umgababa railway station.

In Chesterville, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a car. In Inanada, a pedestrian was critically injured.

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