18 dead as passengers flung from taxi in horror Pietermaritzburg crash

Minibus that was involved in a car accident and left 19 people dead

Minibus that was involved in a car accident and left 19 people dead

A minibus taxi that crashed into a barrier and rolled down an embankment in Kwa-Zulu Natal on Sunday, leaving 18 people dead, had no brakes and was overloaded, the KwaZulu-Natal transport department has said.

Paramedics assessed the man and found that he had sustained numerous injuries and was in a critical condition. The remaining patients were transported to hospital for further treatment.

According to ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring, eight people have been injured, five of them serious.

He said that paramedics had been informed that members of the community had rushed approximately 12 patients to a nearby clinic roughly 100m away.

Meiring could not immediately confirm whether any children were among the dead or injured.

Meanwhile on Saturday, three people were killed and one critically injured in an accident on the KZN North Coast.

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