22 September 2020
DURBAN – At least twelve people have been killed in Greytown, KwaZulu Natal in a major collision including a truck, a minibus and a bakkie.
Shawn Herbst, Nercare911 spokesperson said paramedics responded to reports of a collision on the R33 in Greytown.
“Reports from the scene indicate that a mini-bus taxi, truck and a bakkie were involved in a collision.
Medics assessed the scene and found that twelve people had sadly lost their lives while multiple other had sustained moderate to serious injuries,” said Herbst.
“The road has been closed in both direction as investigations take place. Once treated, all the patients will be transported by various ambulance services to nearby hospitals for further treatment.”
Meanwhile, ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene and found the taxi upright in the middle of the road while the truck was found on its side on the side of the road.
“Fuel has begun to leak from the tanker, spilling on the road. Local authorities closed off the road while medics tended to the patients. Several were found lying scattered around the scene while two were found trapped in the taxi,” said Meiring.
“On assessment, medics found that twelve people had sustained fatal injuries. Nothing could be done for them, and they were declared dead.
Six other patients were assessed; two were in s critical condition while four others had sustained minor to serious injuries.”
The patients were treated and provided with advanced life support interventions before they were transported to nearby hospitals for further care.