Hlokomelo Mabogale |
13 people lost their lives in a crash between a duel tanker truck and a Quantum on Tuesday morning on R33 and R614 roads in Wartburg in KwaZulu-Natal.
The provincial Transport MEC Bheki Ntuli said the investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the accident.
Ntuli said according to the report that he received, 12 people have been confirmed dead and the road is closed for now up until it is cleared. “We can’t confirm what the cause of the accident is but it looks like a number of people that passed on were in the minibus on their way to work.”
ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said when they arrive at the scene, they found a taxi upright. ” The truck was found on its side on the side of the road. Fuel had already begun to leak from the tanker spilling on to the roadside.
Local authorities closed off the road while paramedics attended to the patients. Several were found lying scattered around the scene while two were found lying trapped inside the taxi.” He said.