Accident leaves thirteen dead in Pietermaritzburg
By Khanyisa Tabata
30 September 2011
Thirteen people have been killed and seven were injured in a minibus taxi and a heavy goods truck collided on the New Greytown Road outside Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal this morning.
ER24 spokesperson Chris Botha says the cause of the accident and the series of events leading up to it remain unclear and will form the subject of a South African Police Force investigation.
“Information indicates that the minibus and the heavy goods truck collided head-on before both left the road and came to rest at the foot of an embankment.
“Thirteen occupants of the minibus were killed and the he injured were treated and stabilised at the scene and transported by ambulance to various state hospitals for the urgent care that they required,” said Botha.