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    Taxi occupants burnt to death in multiple vehicle collision on N3

    Taxi occupants have been burnt to death in a multiple vehicle collision on the N3 Southbound between Peter Brown and Chatterton Road off-ramps in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. 

    The accident reportedly happened just after 03:00 on Saturday, 28 May. 


    According to Netcare 911, two trucks, a bakkie, two minibus taxis and five other cars were involved in a collision resulting in a fully laden taxi bursting into flames.

    When rescuers arrived on scene, the fire had spread to other vehicles and had engulfed the taxi with all its occupants.

    On scene Fire and Rescue Services, SAPS, SAPS Search and Rescue, RTI, Traffic Police and various ambulance services from private and government were present.

    While on scene, another secondary collision occurred on the Northbound carriageway, which left emergency personnel scrambling.

    Photo: Facebook/Netcare 911

    “Currently it is not yet known how many occupants were in the taxi at the time, but they have sadly all been burned to death. 

    “Multiple other motorists had been injured and are being treated by  medical personnel from multiple ambulance services, and an official number has not yet been determined.”

    Netcare 911

    The left on the N3 is open Northbound however Southbound is still closed before Peter Brown due to crash recovery. Motorists should expects delays.

    The above details may be subject to change.  The South African will provide an update as soon as more information becomes available.

    This is a developing story.

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